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Beijing Feng Shui: Asia's largest railway station reopens following major remodeling

(CNN) —Beijing's oldest station was renovated in the 21st century.

Built in 1895, Feng Shui Station completed a multi-year refurbishment process and reopened on June 20, 2022.

Rethinking Asia's largest station has 32 train platforms, as well as a 400,000 square meter departure lounge, restaurant and other facilities. At peak times, the station can combine bullets, regular trains, and subway lines to accommodate 14,000 passengers per hour.

"The two-tier yard design saves a lot of space, with bullet trains running on top and normal speed trains running on the ground," said Construction. The project told the state newspaper China Daily.

"The unique design has changed the layout of traditional railway stations. This is an innovative way to adjust the functionality of railway stations," he added. rice field.

One of these unique features is the rooftop solar power plant that produces power for the building.

The original Fengtai Station closed in 2010.

The original Fengtai station was closed in 2010.

Zhang Chenlin / Xinhua / ZUMA Press

China remains closed to most international tourists, but Fengtai is already from the capital to Shanghai, Guangzhou And offers train routes to other hubs. The link from Fengtai to Kowloon Station in Hong Kong is on the deck in case the city reopens its border with the mainland.

Speeding up train movement is a major initiative in the world's most populous countries.

As of 2020, 75% of Chinese cities with a population of over 500,000 used high-speed rail ink. The goal is to cover the country with 70,000 kilometers (44,000 miles) of high-speed railroads by 2035.

And it's not just about connecting the regions of China.

As a core element of the country's Belt and Road Global Infrastructure Initiative, railroads are a way for China to establish closer ties with other neighbors.

In October 2021, the 620-mile railroad linkbetween Laosand Yunnan Province in southern China was opened.
China is also keen to set a record for infrastructure projects. The world's deepest railway stationBadaling Great Wall Station, located on the outskirts of the Chinese capital, debuted prior to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.