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Guangzhou North Railway Station is located in the Huadu District, a bit far from the city center. It is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Guangzhou Railway Station. Originally named Huadu Station, it was once a freight station and had become a passenger station since 1999. After a renovation in 2009, it becomes an importation transportation hub, sharing the transport pressure of Guangzhou Railway Station.
It now has a station building with an area of 27,500 square yards (23,000 square meters). Six waiting rooms are set inside – the ones on the first floor are for common trains, while the second floor servers only the Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Train. A ticket office special for the Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Train is set to the south of the station. The automatic ticket selling and checking system is equipped, which is a great benefit to passengers.
Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Train has been put into operation since December 26, 2009. In the first period, there were 26 pairs of trains launching from this station. After the reconstruction of the South Railway Station in 2010, all the high-speed trains had their departure station changed there, making the North Station a stop.
How to get to the Station
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Compared with other two railway stations, the north one is far from the city center and not easy to reach. At present, there are six long-distance bus stations offer special line to this north station. The six bus stations are: the City Passenger Transport Station (also City Bus Terminal), Tianhe Bus Station, Dongpu Bus Station, Fangcun Bus Station, Jiaokou Bus Station and Passenger Bus Station of the East Railway Station. The frequency of those special buses is high. There is a bus leaving every 15 minutes and shorter in busy times from the City Bus Terminal, every 20 minutes from Jiaokou Bus Station. Others are more or less the same situation. The operating hour is around 06:00 to 20:00. Generally, it takes around one hour from those stations to the North Railway Station, while on the contrary, the buses from here can only get to the City Bus Terminal, Tianhe Bus Station and Jiaokou Bus station. There are fewer choices back to the city center. In weekdays while the city transportation is busy, it is better to choose subway to reach those bus stations.
In front of this train station, there are two squares, the west and the east. The exit for Wuhan-Guangzhou speed trains is located in the west square. These two squares are not very close from one to the other. It takes 25 minutes for walking. To meet friends here, passenger had better get off at Huadu Bus Station which is nearer to the exit. Nearby the exit, there are free shuttle buses to Huadu Bus Station.
The exit is a bit far from the main hall of the railway station. It is not very convenient for passenger to buy the ticket for a return ticket. 30 minutes' walk is needed from the exit to the ticket counters inside the hall.