Nanjing railway station

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]

Nanjing

南京
China Railway

Nanjing Metro
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
Other information
Station code
  • TMIS code: 16805
  • Telegraph code: NJH
  • Pinyin code: NJI
Classification1st class station
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
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
towards Shanghai
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity RailwayTerminus
Nanjing Metro
toward Maigaoqiao
Line 1
toward CPU
toward Linchang
Line 3

ServicesEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ 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 24 July 2018. 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). 23 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Nanjing metro Line 3 opens". Railway Gazette International. 2 April 2015. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 4 April 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). 1 October 2016. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nanjing railway station at Wikimedia Commons