Beijing Centennial Fengtai Station has been transformed

Seetao 2022-06-22 11:16
  • In 1895, Beijing's first railway station was built, and now the 127-year-old station has a new look
  • The total scale of Fengtai Station is 17 stations and 32 lines, with a construction area of ​​about 400,000 square meters
Read this article
11 Minutes

On June 20, 2022, the G601 Fuxing EMU departed from the magnificent Beijing Fengtai Station, marking the operation of this Asia's largest railway hub passenger station, the capital Beijing ushered in a new landmark of the city, and the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei has been added. new engine.

In 1895, the first railway station in Beijing was built here. Now, after 4 years of renovation and expansion, the 127-year-old old station has been reborn.

"From the subway, you can go directly to the high-speed rail waiting room by taking the elevator. It's so convenient!" 61-year-old He Hongjian got up early to catch the first train.

Passengers take photos with commemorative tickets for the opening of Beijing Fengtai Station

Beijing Fengtai Station is the first super-large station in China that adopts the overlapping design of high-speed rail and ordinary rail double-decker parking lot, forming a comprehensive three-dimensional transportation mode of "top-level high-speed rail, ground ordinary rail, and underground subway". More than 4,600 guide signs, 266 elevators, 170 intelligent ticket gates and other facilities are provided for the convenience of passengers.

Division of waiting areas for normal-speed trains and high-speed trains at Beijing Fengtai Station

Beijing Underground Rail Transit Seamlessly Connects with Beijing Fengtai Station

The construction area of this station building is about 400,000 square meters, which is equivalent to 56 standard football fields. It can accommodate up to 14,000 people at the same time per hour. It has 32 arrival and departure lines and 32 passenger platform platforms. At the beginning of the opening to traffic, the station runs an average of 120 passenger trains per day.

The spacious and bright waiting hall of Beijing Fengtai Station

From "the earliest in Beijing" to "the largest in Asia", Beijing Fengtai Station is showing new development concepts everywhere.

"The main steel structure of the station uses nearly 200,000 tons of steel, and more than 70,000 welds have 'identity cards', which can be traced and checked..." Xu Hui, chief engineer of the project department of Beijing Fengtai Station of China Railway Construction Engineering Group, used the numbers as proof "This super project also applies cutting-edge technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, and cloud computing, setting a new benchmark for the world's smart railway passenger stations."

Service desks, self-service machines, and key passenger waiting areas in the waiting hall of Beijing Fengtai Station

Under the 496-meter-long central light court in the station, the sun is pouring and it is transparent and bright, and passengers have raised their mobile phones to take pictures. The roof of this "green station" of more than 60,000 square meters is equipped with a photovoltaic power generation system, which is expected to generate more than 7 million kWh of electricity annually; more than 200 light guide tubes guide natural light from the high-speed railway platform to the waiting hall lighting, which can reduce carbon emissions by 900 yuan per year. more than tons.

Beijing Fengtai Station Waiting Hall Guangting

Overlooking from a high altitude, Beijing Fengtai Station in the shape of the character "Zhong" is connected to many major passages such as the Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the Beijing-Shanghai Railway, and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway. "Beijing Fengtai Station is also reshaping the development pattern of the capital and even the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region," said Chen Bo, deputy chief engineer of the Transportation Planning Institute of China Railway Design Group Co., Ltd. "With this station as a fulcrum, the comprehensive service capability of the capital railway hub has been greatly improved. It will provide strong support for the construction of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei world-class urban agglomeration."

From Beijing Railway Station, one of the "Top Ten National Day Projects" in 1959, to Beijing West Railway Station, the "First Station in Asia" at the end of the 20th century, to Beijing South Railway Station, the "First Station of China's High-speed Railway" in 2008, and then to the new era of railway passenger stations. The work of Beijing Fengtai Station... A major project that has attracted worldwide attention, reflecting the sonorous pace of innovation and development of China's railways.

"Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China has made great strides from a major transportation country to a transportation power. The investment in railway fixed assets has grown steadily, and transportation has become a pioneer in China's modernization." Lu Lu, a professor at Peking University, said that Beijing Fengtai Station has created a new station-city integration model. The model will profoundly change the development of China's transportation and even China's economy. Editor/He Yuting