Beijing South Railway Station

  • Connecting the capital with Shanghai and Tianjin.
  • Catering for over 100m passengers each year.

The new Beijing South Railway Station is an architectural icon for China’s capital city and one of the largest stations in China. It connects the capital with Shanghai and Tianjin, eventually catering for over 100m passengers annually.

The oval structure is 500m by 380m on plan with a lightweight, elegant canopy roof providing a column-free shelter for the platform.

The scalloped silhouette of the roof, one of the largest in the world, is strongly inspired by the 'Hall for Prayer for Good Harvests' in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven.

6km from the Forbidden City and 3km west of the Temple of Heaven, the new station links national high-speed rail lines and local and regional services. It is also a connection point for other forms of transport, including taxis, buses and private cars.

The station’s elliptical shape is designed around the needs of passengers, with primary consideration given to passenger flow, convenient interchanges and connections. The station is open plan to allow generous views and ensure that transport links to the city centre are easily accessible.

With a clean, modern look, the Beijing South Railway Station is a symbol of Beijing’s future ambitions while paying homage to China’s traditional architectural past.

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  • Beijing South Railway Station (c) Zhou Ruogu Architecture PhotographyOpen gallery

    The station’s elliptical shape is designed around the needs of passengers.

  • Beijing South Railway Station (c) Zhou Ruogu Atchitecture PhotographyOpen gallery

    The station will eventually cater for over 100m passengers a year.