Beijing West Railway Station, also known as Beijing West or West Passenger Station (Chinese: 北京西客站; pinyin: Běijīng Xī kèzhàn; abb. Běijīng Xī 北京西, colloquially referred to as West Station 西站) is located in western Beijing's Fengtai District. Opened in early 1996 after three years of construction, it was the largest railway station in Asia with 510,000m². The station serves in average 150,000–180,000 passengers per day with a maximum of 400,000 people per day. It was expanded in 2000 and had a vast amount of parking lots added.
The Beijing West station opened in 1996 and cost a record three-quarters-of-a-billion dollars, but its construction has been criticized by some over suspicions of corruption during the construction.