Beijing Railway Station opened in the 1950s, as can be seen from its architecture which merges traditional Chinese architecture with 50s design. .
The traffic load of Beijing Railway Station has decreased somewhat with the opening of the Beijing West Railway Station in 1996. Still, it remains a busy railway station. Generally, trains for Manchuria, Mongolia, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou depart from this station while the remainder depart from Beijing West.