Changsha South Railway Station has just received a “twin brother”. On July 11th, the main part of the Changsha Magnetic Levitation Station was completed.
Introduced by technicians from the construction unit China Railway 16th Bureau Group Co., Ltd., the building of the Magnetic Levitation Station started on Nov. 15th last year, is planned to be fully completed at the end of this year, and will be put into use in next May.
The station is located next to the Changsha South Railway Station as the starting passenger station of the Changsha Middle Low Speed Magnetic Levitation Program which provides transfer service between the high-speed rail and the subway for customers. A technician on the field explained that the total construction area of the station covers 9850 square meters, with the frame construction of partial one floor underground and two floors above. The lifespan of the complex are 50 years for the part above the rail layer and 100 years for the underpart.
The 18.5 kilometer track of the Changsha Magnetic Levitation Program starts from the north part of the east square of Changsha South Railway Station and finally connects to the corridor between the T1 and T2 terminals of the Changsha Huanghua International Airport.
According to the plan, there will be three elevated stations alone the whole line of Changsha Magnetic Levitation Program, which are High-speed Railway Station, Lizhan Station and Huanghua Airport Station. Next to the Changsha South Railway Station, a new three-group car depot and a composite base will be built with a command center inside.
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn