There is something I have come to love about Suning Railway Station: the fact that the station is very Chinese in its look — or certainly as I arrived at the station square by car.
The settlement of Suning is actually a mini rail hub of sorts. There is the Shuozhou-Huanghua rail station further north, which is — no surprise! — Suning North, a cargo-only station. The main passenger station in town, this one on the Beijing-Kowloon Railway, is of course Suning (Main).
Hankou safe and sound and that was Station 300 here at Next Station: China!
Thank you all for following us here on this epic journey. I personally visited this station for the first time in 2012 along with Tracy, but it was only on this journey today that I’ve a better appreciation of the station.
The hall remains as big and as impressive as ever, although with just “the basics”, lighting was a little on the dimmer side on the upper mezzanine with my face in the way. Outside of that, though, the station remains a sight to behold.
Cangzhou West (Cangzhouxi) Railway Station is one of a handful of High Speed stations which feature a clock (the others Next Station: China has been to featured Tianjin’s main station, which also hosts HSR trains. The very modern station is designed so it is a very abstract representation of two lions — not unsurprising, as Cangzhou is known for its Steel Lion. The inside of the station has also improved, with departures flow now improved thanks to a second departures gate being put into place.