Shanghai West Railway Station

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Shanghaixi Station
上海西站
West Shanghai railway station 20100905.jpg
A view of the new plaza in front of Shanghaixi Railway Station.
Location
Province Shanghai
(See other stations in Shanghai)
City Shanghai
District Putuo
Taopu Road
Coordinates 31°15′47″N 121°24′03″E / 31.263056°N 121.400833°E / 31.263056; 121.400833
History
Pinyin Code Shanghaixi
Former name Zhenru Station
Station statistics
Line(s) Line 11

Shanghaixi Railway Station (Chinese: 上海西站; pinyin: Shànghǎi Xī zhàn) is a railway station in the Putuo District of Shanghai which in the past, lost its importance as a result of Shanghai Railway Station further to the east. It has, however, been recently redeveloped.

History[edit]

Built in 1905, the station was known as Zhenru station until 1989. Destinations of departing trains included Yantai, Zaozhuang, Hengyang, Ganzhou (Jingang Mountain) and Chengdu, as well as a direct train from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie. The station lost importance as most trains stopped at Shanghai Railway Station instead to the east, and the station was closed down for renovation works on July 1, 2006, with the opening of the newly renovated Shanghai South Railway Station.

As of 2010, the station has been re-opened. Now it only serves high-speed trains running between Shanghai and Nanjing, with a few ending at Changzhou and Suzhou. Furthermore a hub for 3 metro lines is under construction. An interchange station for Lines 11, 15, and 16 will be created. At present, Line 11 is operating and serves the station closest to Exit 1.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railways   Following station
Terminus
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway
towards Nanjing
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
Terminus
Preceding station   Shanghai Metro   Following station
toward Luoshan Road
Line 11
toward Huaqiao