It’s first class all the way at Baotou Railway Station
Located in Baotou, the largest city in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Baotou Railway Station is a first-class railway station under the jurisdiction of China Railway Hohhot Group Co.
The railway station was built in 1959 and originally called Zhaotan Station. The station buildings were officially put into use on March 1, 2002. Construction work on the renovation of the station was completed on July 1, 2013.
The station covers an area of 17,310 square meters with a total construction area of 15,000 sq m.
Currently the main railways lines passing through Baotou Railway Station include the Beijing-Baotou route, and the Baotou-Lanzhou, Baotou-Baiyin, Baotou-Shenmu and Baotou-Xi’an lines.
The station has added new equipment including a touch screen electronic inquiry system, electronic checkers, electronic displays and escalators. Officials say it is one of the most advanced large-scale railway stations in terms of facilities and service functions in northwestern China.
There are 18 ticket sales windows, and five waiting stations that can accommodate 5,000 passengers each.
As of January 2019, there are a total of 11 automatic ticket pick-up machines and 11 automatic ticket-selling machines located in the ticket hall. In addition, four automatic ticket-selling machines are placed in a McDonalds restaurant located on the west side of the station.
Night fall comes to Baotou Railway Station. [Photo/hlnmg.com]