Main China-Laos railway station in Vientiane takes shape

Vientiane Capital Station has been designed in a blend of Chinese and Laotian architectural characteristics

Laos is getting another step closer to China as the Vientiane Capital Station, the largest and most important station of the newly-built China-Laos railway, is taking shape ahead of the opening of the railway route in early December this year.

The station, being built by China Railway Construction Group Corporation, when finished will consist of three platforms with five track lines and two additional platforms with two lines, located in Xay village in Vientiane’s northern Xaythany district.

With a construction area of 14,543 square meters, the station can accommodate a maximum 2,500 passengers, according to Laos-China Railway Corporation, a Vientiane-based joint venture in charge of the railway’s construction and operation.

“Symbol of friendship between China and Laos”

The company claims that the Vientiane Station reflected the design concept of “the city of sandalwood [Vientiane] and the friendship between China and Laos,” and had “deeply integrated” the cultural traditions of the two countries.

The station’s main building took the Chinese traditional ancient architecture stretch ratio as the benchmark and combined the environmental characteristics of Vientiane with the Chinese classic architecture’s door style, it said.

The façade would extract the image elements of tropical rainforest trees and install eight branches of shaped eaves and columns with undecorated steel structures to support the station’s hall roof, it added, noting that the station hall was largely painted with the colors of Dok Champa, the national flower of Laos.

From landlocked to land-linked

The China-Laos Railway is a docking project between China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Laos’ strategy to convert itself from a landlocked country to a land-linked hub.

The electrified passenger and cargo railway is built under Chinese management, running some 426 kilometers between the Chinese border at the northern Lao village of Boten and Vientiane at an average operating speed of 160 kilometers per hour. The construction of the project started in December 2016 and is scheduled to be put into operation in December 2, 2021.



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[caption id="attachment_37681" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vientiane Capital Station has been designed in a blend of Chinese and Laotian architectural characteristics[/caption] Laos is getting another step closer to China as the Vientiane Capital Station, the largest and most important station of the newly-built China-Laos railway, is taking shape ahead of the opening of the railway route in early December this year. The station, being built by China Railway Construction Group Corporation, when finished will consist of three platforms with five track lines and two additional platforms with two lines, located in Xay village in Vientiane’s northern Xaythany district. With a construction area...

Vientiane Capital Station has been designed in a blend of Chinese and Laotian architectural characteristics

Laos is getting another step closer to China as the Vientiane Capital Station, the largest and most important station of the newly-built China-Laos railway, is taking shape ahead of the opening of the railway route in early December this year.

The station, being built by China Railway Construction Group Corporation, when finished will consist of three platforms with five track lines and two additional platforms with two lines, located in Xay village in Vientiane’s northern Xaythany district.

With a construction area of 14,543 square meters, the station can accommodate a maximum 2,500 passengers, according to Laos-China Railway Corporation, a Vientiane-based joint venture in charge of the railway’s construction and operation.

“Symbol of friendship between China and Laos”

The company claims that the Vientiane Station reflected the design concept of “the city of sandalwood [Vientiane] and the friendship between China and Laos,” and had “deeply integrated” the cultural traditions of the two countries.

The station’s main building took the Chinese traditional ancient architecture stretch ratio as the benchmark and combined the environmental characteristics of Vientiane with the Chinese classic architecture’s door style, it said.

The façade would extract the image elements of tropical rainforest trees and install eight branches of shaped eaves and columns with undecorated steel structures to support the station’s hall roof, it added, noting that the station hall was largely painted with the colors of Dok Champa, the national flower of Laos.

From landlocked to land-linked

The China-Laos Railway is a docking project between China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Laos’ strategy to convert itself from a landlocked country to a land-linked hub.

The electrified passenger and cargo railway is built under Chinese management, running some 426 kilometers between the Chinese border at the northern Lao village of Boten and Vientiane at an average operating speed of 160 kilometers per hour. The construction of the project started in December 2016 and is scheduled to be put into operation in December 2, 2021.



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