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'''Co Phan Railway Station''' is a railway station located along the [[Fayaan]]-[[Kuehong]] border. Part of it is under Kuehong's jurisdiction; the other under Fayaan's. The station is where the Kuehongese and Fayaan railway services meet, allowing for passengers to transfer between the two railway systems. The customs, immigration and quarantine facilities of both countries are [[wikipedia:Border juxtaposition|co-located in the station]].
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'''Co Phan Railway Station''' is a railway station located along the [[Fayaan]]-[[Kuehong]] border. Part of it is under Kuehong's jurisdiction; the other under Fayaan's. The station is where the Kuehongese and Fayaan railway services meet, allowing for passengers to transfer between the two railway systems. The customs, immigration and quarantine facilities of both countries are [[wikipedia:Juxtaposed controls|co-located in the station]].
  
 
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Revision as of 03:01, 14 January 2020

Co Phan
古扮 Cổ Phẫn
Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - panoramio (1).jpg
Platforms and tracks of Co Phan Railway station at Kuehong's side.
Coordinates30.09498°N, 160.93262°E
Owned byKuehongese National Railways
Line(s)Bo Sinh Main route
Vang Ngat island route
Platforms11
Tracks8
Train operatorsKuehongese National Railways
Other information
Station codeCP
History
Opened1967
Rebuilt2014
Services

Co Phan Railway Station is a railway station located along the Fayaan-Kuehong border. Part of it is under Kuehong's jurisdiction; the other under Fayaan's. The station is where the Kuehongese and Fayaan railway services meet, allowing for passengers to transfer between the two railway systems. The customs, immigration and quarantine facilities of both countries are co-located in the station.

History

Construction of a railway line from northern Fayaan through Kuehong and ending at Cinasia have been envisioned by the many colonial powers that have been in control of the Muinon Peninsula since the middle of the 19th century. However, the powers and the various rail companies refused to cooperate with one another to build the full railway line, but remain able to construct their own segments of the line.

In 1847, the Southern Fayaan Rail Company made a landmark agreement with the Earnest Urban Rails Corporation to jointly build the railway line, from central Kuehong to the Company's segment of the rail line at Argentia. However, the Southern Fayaan Rail Company was forcefully acquired by the Fayaan government in 1863, transforming it into a state-owned company. This has caused disputes with the Bai in Kuehong as lands acquired by the company are to be considered be under Fayaan's juridisiction, and the Bai feared that Fayaan will use this way to eventually take over Kuehong. Eventually, the agreement was terminated in 1867, but the SFRC, as part of the first stage of the rail line, finished the completion of Co Phan station and the rail line into Kuehong that connects to the station. Still, trains of the SFRC terminates at the _ station and Co Phan station was left underused. The EURC later collapsed in 1871 and the project is taken over by the Bai. The revised project under Bai, however, only constructed the rail line to Bo Hat station and suspended plans to continue the line to Co Phan, believing that it will not be profitable at all.

In 1907, when Kuehong became self-ruled, the new Kuehong government decided to extend the rail line from Bo Hat to Co Phan station. The Fayaan government refused to allow Kuehong to connect directly to the station; Kuehong then decided to build its own platforms and concourse adjacent to the current station. The Kuehong side then opened on 1912, allowing those from Kuehong to travel by rail to the border and cross into Fayaan. The Fayaan side eventually relented and opened its side of the station in 1914, extending its rail services to the station. Customs checks were established at the station itself for commuters changing services when travelling across the border.

Discussions for direct cross-border services were brought up but never came to fruition. Nevertheless, such discussions have a bearing on further developments of the station, with new tracks directly connecting the train networks in Kuehong and Fayaan and new platforms constructed that brought the two sides of the station closer to one another. As part of the station's refurbishments in 1992, a second level was constructed to allow more space for new facilities needed for border checks and agreement to regulate the snack stalls that set up around the station. As part of the Co Phan Border Grand Gateway development in 2004, a retail mall has been built, the now-air-conditioned waiting halls and bus terminal for the station were expanded.

Description

Co Phan station has two levels: a retail concourse, ticketing area, arrivals hall and the railway platforms at-grade on the ground level, and the customs, immigration and quarantine facilities of both countries are co-located on the second floor. Seven of the platforms are located at Kuehong's side, with four in operation, while on Fayaan's side there all of its four platforms remain in operation. One platform at Kuehong's side is meant to serve a track at Fayaan's side; it remains closed and fenced off. The fence not only separates the two sides of the station at platform level, it also marks the international boundary between Kuehong and Fayaan.

Services

Rail services

Preceding station Kuehongese National Railways Following station
Mua Tat
towards Chung Nguoi Airport
Vang Ngat Island Line
Airport–Co Phan Shuttle
Terminus
Mua Tat
towards Loang Khuech
Western Kuehong Railway Corridor
Local
Terminus
Bo Hat Central
towards Loang Khuech
Western Kuehong Railway Corridor
Semi-Express
Terminus
Preceding station Fayaan Rails Following station
Terminus Puerto Triumfo
toward Klaarbron
Preceding station Coast Express Following station
Terminus Coast Express
Local service B
Pengda
toward Suhui
Terminus Coast Express
Express service F
Nan'an
toward Futong Ocean Airport

See also