Suzhou Railway Station

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Suzhou Station
苏州
New Suzhou Station.jpg
Suzhou Railway Station
Location
Province Jiangsu
(See other stations in Jiangsu)
City Suzhou
District Gusu District
27 Suzhan Road
Coordinates 31°19′50″N 120°36′23″E / 31.33056°N 120.60639°E / 31.33056; 120.60639
History
Pinyin Code Suzhou
Year opened 1906
Former name Wuxian Railway Station
Present name since Suzhou Railway Station
Station statistics
Operator(s) Shanghai Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s) Jinghu railway,
Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway
No. of platforms 7
Statistics 100,000 passengers/day [1]
Aiga bus inv.svg Major bus terminal(s) attached to the station
Suzhou Railway Station
Traditional Chinese 蘇州
Simplified Chinese 苏州

Suzhou Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 苏州; traditional Chinese: 蘇州; pinyin: Sūzhōu zhàn) is a railway station of Jinghu railway and Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway. The station located Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

History[edit]

Suzhou Railway Station in 1908
Pedestrian Bridge in 1915

The station opened in July 16th, 1906. The station's area was only 205 squared metres.[2]

On May 1936, the station changed "Wuxian Railway Station" due to Suzhou changed Wuxian (吴县).On December 1937, the station changed again what is "Suzhou Station" due to Japanese invade.

Old Platform

Since July 1, 2010, Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway has been in operation, Suzhou to Shanghai takes only 24 minutes.[3]

Originating Destination[edit]

Suzhou Railway Station has 8 trains from this station to Shanghai and Ganzhou.

Z85/86 (now changed D385/386) was direct train from Suzhou to Beijing South. The route revoked in 2011 due to operation of Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway.[4]At weekends will drive temporary train from this station.

Bureau Destination
Shanghai Railway Bureau
Shanghai
Nanchang Railway Bureau
Ganzhou

Future[edit]

Suzhou Railway Station under construction

As of 2008, the station is being renovated and rehabilitated, renovation completion date is uncertain. However, a future Public Bus Hub and connection to future Suzhou Rail Transit Lines 2 and 4 (under construction) is in the plan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 城市商报 (2012-10-01). "苏州火车站客流比春运还多". 搜狐网. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ "传奇古城苏州 见证苏州火车站100年历史变迁". 搜房网. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ 中国铁路客户服务中心. "旅客列车时刻表查询". Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "北京到上海动车组全部取消". 东方网. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railways   Following station
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway
towards Nanjing
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
towards Shanghai