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Harbin railway station (simplified Chinese: 哈尔滨站; traditional Chinese: 哈爾濱站; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn Zhàn) is a railway station of Jingha railway, Binsui Railway, Labin Railway, Binbei Railway and Binzhou Railway. The station is in the town of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

History

Songhuajiang station (Chinese: 松花江站; pinyin: Sōnghuājiāng Zhàn; literally: "Songhua River railway station") was opened in October, 1899.[1] It was renamed Harbin Station in July, 1903.[2]. It was renovated in 1960, 1972, 1989 and 2002. In 2015, construction of new Harbin railway station began, using the design of the original Art Nouveau style in the 1903-built old station. On 31 August 2017, the north terminal of newly-built Harbin railway station opened for public service.[3] The main south terminal, which in situ redevelopment, is planned to be open in 2018.

On October 26, 1909, Korean nationalist An Jung-geun assassinated Itō Hirobumi (伊藤博文), the first Prime Minister of Japan, on the platform at Harbin Station. Itō had been Japan's Resident-General in Korea until a few months before his assassination. A memorial hall honoring An Jung-geun was opened on Sunday, 19 January 2014 in Harbin. The hall, a 200-square meter room, features photos and memorabilia.[4]

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Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
towards Beijing
Beijing–Harbin Railway Terminus
Preceding station   ChinaRailwayHighspeed-notext.svg China Railway High-speed   Following station
Terminus Harbin–Dalian High-Speed Railway
towards Dalian