Avoid Guangzhou train station, 80,000 stranded after landslide

Heavy rains have caused landslides in northern Guangdong province, forcing the suspension of train service out of the Guangzhou Railway Station and stranding tens of thousands.

Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.
Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.

From the Global Times:

Train service of Guangzhou Railway Station, a rail hub in south China, has been suspended after landslides blocked a railway artery linking Guangzhou and Beijing, Guangzhou Railway Corporation said on Sunday.

The company could not confirm when the train service could resume.

More than 80,000 passengers would not be able to board their trains, according to the company’s estimates.

Landslides cut off the Guangdong section of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway as downpours have been drenching northern part of Guangdong Province for days, the railway company said.

Passengers were told not to come to the railway station as there would be no train to board. [source]

Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.
Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.
Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.
Thousands stranded at Guangzhou train station due to landslide. Photo nandu.com.

h/t Shanghaiist

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