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Nanjing railway station

Nanjing
南京
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Nanjing Railway Station 01.jpg
Nanjing railway station
LocationLongpan Lu, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
China
Coordinates32°05′14″N 118°47′51″E / 32.087265°N 118.797466°E / 32.087265; 118.797466
Operated byShanghai Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s)
Platforms8
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
OpenedChina Railway 1968
Nanjing Metro 3 September 2005 (2005-09-03) (     Line 1)
Nanjing Metro 1 April 2015 (2015-04-01) (     Line 3)
Services
Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Chuzhou North
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
towards Shanghai
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity RailwayTerminus
Preceding station   Nanjing Metro   Following station
toward Maigaoqiao
Line 1
toward CPU
toward Linchang
Line 3

Nanjing railway station (Chinese: 南京站; pinyin: Nánjīng Zhàn) is a major railway station of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. It is located in the northern part of Nanjing's urban core (just a short walk from the city wall), near Xuanwu Lake.[1]

Services

Until 2010, this was the main railway station of Nanjing, with the great majority of all trains serving Nanjing using this station. Only a small number of trains, going to the destinations to the southwest of Nanjing, pass through the (old) Nanjing South railway station, which is located south of Nanjing's walled city; service to Nanjing West railway station has been suspended.

After the opening of new Nanjing South Railway Station in the southern part of greater Nanjing in mid-2010, many of the high-speed trains serving Nanjing have been re-routed to that new station. However, Nanjing station has frequent high-speed service to Shanghai and Shanghai Hongqiao, some services also stopping at Zhenjiang, Changzhou and Suzhou. Some overnight D trains continue on north towards Beijing South Railway Station, Tianjin West Railway Station, or Xi'an North Railway Station.

Nanjing railway station is served by a station of the same name on Line 1 and Line 3 of Nanjing Metro. It is also the terminal for many of the city bus lines.

History

The station opened in September 1968,[2] shortly before the opening of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. The connection with Line 1 of the Nanjing Metro began operations on 3 September 2005[3] as part of the line's Phase I from Maigaoqiao to Andemen.[a] The interchange with Nanjing Metro Line 3 opened on 1 April 2015 with the opening of that line.[5]

On 30 September 2016 the metro station served a peak volume of 99,800 passengers.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ The section from Andemen to Olympic Stadium that initially opened as Line 1 was re-designated as Line 10 when the latter opened in 2014.[4]
  1. ^ "Nanjing Guide - Things to do in Nanjing - eChinacities.com". echinacities.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 南京火车站/介绍 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  3. ^ 大事记. Nanjing Metro. Retrieved 2018-07-24. 9月3日 南京地铁一号线一期工程开通试运营
  4. ^ 南京地铁二号线载人模拟运营 [Nanjing Metro Line 2 Undergoes Trial Runs]. Yantse Evening News (in Chinese). May 23, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nanjing metro Line 3 opens". Railway Gazette International. 2 April 2015. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  6. ^ 南京地铁国庆前一天客流299.62万乘次创历史新高. Yangtse Evening News (in Chinese). 2016-10-01. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2016-10-04.

External links

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