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Chongqing Railway Station
Chongqing Railway Station
There are now three large railway stations in Chongqing: one is Chongqing Railway Station (Caiyuanba Railway Station) which is close to Jiefangbei downtown area; the second is Shapingba Railway Station which is located in the Shapingba District; the third is North Railway Station which is a newly built station located near Longtou Temple in Yubei District. So pay attention to the station name when buying a train ticket and make sure know how to get there.

Chongqing Railway Station is the center of railway transportation in the Chongqing area. It is only ten minutes' drive from Chaotianmen Dock. It is at the junctionof three main national trunk lines: the Chuan-Qian Railroad (from Chongqing inthe north to Guiyang in the south), the Cheng-Yu Railroad (from Chengdu in the west to Chongqing in the east) and the Xiang-Yu Railroad (from Xiangfan, Hubeiin the east to Chongqing in the west). On these three lines, travelers can goto most cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. Citybus Nos. 108, 112, 115, 120, 122, 125, 168, 207, 210, 232, 318, 319, 325, 347,365, 503, 606, 618, 618, 808 and 873 pass the railway station.

North Railway Station was known as Longtousi Railway Station. Although the it is a bit far from the downtown area, the bus transportation from outside this station is very convenient: there are four bus lines 105, 168, 202, 421 which take passengers from right outside the station to the city zone and another two bus lines 119 and 869 which are just 500 meters (about a quarter of a mile) away from the station. Trains departing from this station run westward to Ankang, Xian, Xiangfan and Beijing while eastward to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Changsha. In addition, there are multiple unit trains to Chengdu. The railway station is not open all day long. The earliest is a bullet train leaving for Chengdu at 07:50 and the last train departs at 23:26 to Xiushan.

It is worth noticing that the North Railway Station and Chongqing Railway Station sell tickets for each other. That's to say tickets of trains starting from these two stations can be bought at any of them without additional service charge. Moreover, Longtou Temple Temporary Coach Station which is located at the left outside of the station operates from 08:00 to 17:00 each day and has services going to destinations such as Dazu, Rongchang, Chengdu, Zizhong, Neijiang, Yibin, Zigong, Dazhou, Yuechi and Guang'an.

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Shapingba Railway Station was known as North Railway Station before. Therefore, people often confound Shapingba with present North Railway Station introduced above. Few trains with Chongqing Railway Station as the terminus may pass through Shapingba. It also sells tickets to passengers, but only tickets of multiple unit trains are available there during the busy period.