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29 Nov, 2015

Asia’s Largest Underground Railway Station to Open in Shenzhen

By Zhu Xi

Shenzhen, (People’s Daily Online) November 26, 2015 – The construction of Asia’s largest underground high-speed railway station has been completed in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, and is expected to put into operation by the end of this year, announced the Guangzhou Railway Group on November 15, 2015.

The Futian Railway Station, the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou high-speed railway link, will enable a 33-minute ride from Guangzhou to Shenzhen. And after the section of that links Futian to Hong Kong is completed, it will only take 45 minutes to go from Shenzhen to Kowloon district in Hong Kong.

Covering an area of 147,000 square meters, the three-storey underground station is as large as 21 football fields. It is also the world’s second largest underground railway station, only after the Grand Central Station in New York City, the United States.

Rendering of Futian Railway Station

Rendering of Futian Railway Station