Name changes for Dongguan and Shilong Train Stations as of 20th June     06/26/2013 18:46
  On 5th June, Guangdong Railway officially announced on their Weibo that as of 20th June, the original “Dongguan Station” will be renamed “Changping Station.” The newly built train station for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen railway line in Shilong will take the name “Dongguan Station”.

  Management at Dongguan Station have advised that they have not yet received any orders regarding the change of name, so at this point they have no changes planned. According to construction plans for the new train station, it will not be put into use until the latter half of this year and by that time the old Shilong station will be retired.

    Changping town government hope to keep the trading port

  The change of name from “Dongguan Station” to “Changping Station” implies a change of status, which may reduce the amount of investment from Hong Kong. Changping town government hope to retain their function as a port so that the investment does not diminish, however the railway company has not yet disclosed if the port facility will be moved to the newly built Shilong Station. Any reduction of investment will impact tertiary industries in Changping.

    The new Shilong Train Station

  Located in Xihu village, the midpoint between Shilong and Chashan Town, the trains stopping at this station are mostly Guangzhou-Shenzhen inter-city trains. While there are a few long distance passenger trains, the majority are short-distance passenger shuttles from Dongguan to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Huizhou.

    Dongguan East Train Station

  This hub is a large junction for the Guangzhou-Kowloon Line, Dalian-Beijing-Kowloon Line, Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Line, and others.

    Dongguan Train Station

  An intermediate station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Line, but the only railway line carrying freight to and from Dongguan railway port.

    Zhangmutou Train Station

  An intermediate Station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Line, mainly serving passengers for Zhangmutou, Tangxia, Qingxi, Fenggang and Huangjiang.

  (By Jing Huang, Fiona Yip and Sev Pischl)

来源:Dongguan Today     Editor:叶子伦