SET to become one of the main railway transport hubs in Shenzhen, a new high-speed railway station will be built on the basis of the current Xili railway station in Nanshan District, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday.
According to the planning compiled by China Railway Corp., the high-speed railway station is expected to cover an area of 173.8 hectares and serve as the departure station for a number of high-speed trains connecting Shenzhen with Jiangxi Province, Maoming City, and the coastal area.
The railway station is planned to have 22 railway lines, two lines more than Shenzhen North Railway Station. In addition, four Metro lines, including lines 13, 15, 27 and 29, will pass through the station.
According to the planning, the station will become a large-scale comprehensive transportation hub integrating a high-speed railway, intercity rail link and urban rail network, surpassing Shenzhen North Railway Station in terms of function and scale.
It has been reported that the station will occupy the central area of Xili Subdistrict and aim to better drive the economic development of the area.
On Tuesday afternoon, political advisers in the city conducted an inspection of the most recent progress on the station.
At present, the authorities have tentatively agreed to choose a site near Shenzhen North Railway Station as the EMU (electric multiple unit) operation depot for the station.