Yongkang Railway Station first started out as the Niaosong Rail Yard in 1903. It was not until 1941 that a wooden station building was erected to handle passenger traffic. The current brick & concrete station building was commissioned in 1991. Yongkang was just an ordinary local station for many years. It rocketed to fame after partnering with Bao-an Station to issue souvenir “Yongbao-Ankang (“Peace and Health Always”). The souvenir tickets are popular with passengers due to their auspicious meaning.