Dongguan Railway Station to be renamed as “Changping Station”

By | June 26, 2013

June 5, Guangzhou Railway (Group) Company official microblogging announced that starting from 20th this month, the Dongguan Railway Station will be renamed as Changping Station and the new Shilong station (under construction) will inherit the name as Dongguan Railway Station.

In fact, the discussion of name change of the Dongguan Railway Station started in the last year with widespread concern. On May 20,2012 the Zhongshan University School of Communication, Design PhD supervisor issued the “Suggestions given to the Dongguan government ” on his micro-blogging and said that he planned to travel from Guangzhou to Dongguan and thus bought the ticket heading for Dongguan Railway Station, but what he did not expect that was that the station is more than 40 km from the urban area. It turned out that he should buy the ticket to the another station, Shilong Station which is the closest train station to the center of the city. He asked propose to correct the historical error and change the name of Shilong Station to Dongguan Station.

The post on the microblogging immediately attracted wide attention and discussion. Now the discussion has come up with a positive response and action from the government.

Source: Nanfang Daily

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