Thursday 30th Mar, 2017

Asia’s largest underground station opens

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Futian underground railway station, situated in Shenzhen in Gungdong Province (China), has recently opened.

It is the largest such station in Asia and second only to New York’s Grand Central Terminal in world terms.

The station complex covers a total area of 147,000 square metres, and is a landmark in the completion of the Guangzhou-Shenzen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. The final stage connecting Shenzhen-Futian to Hong Kong (Kowloon) is under construction, with planned completion by third quarter of 2018.

The station’s three underground floors can seat over 3,000 passengers in total. Twelve pairs of high speed trains will operate daily on the line.