Zhenjiang Railway Station

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Zhenjiang Station
镇江
Zhenjiang CRH Railway station.jpg
The new (CRH) Zhenjiang Railway Station
Location
Province Jiangsu
(See other stations in Jiangsu)
City Zhenjiang
District Jingkou
Coordinates 32°11′57″N 119°25′37″E / 32.19917°N 119.42694°E / 32.19917; 119.42694Coordinates: 32°11′57″N 119°25′37″E / 32.19917°N 119.42694°E / 32.19917; 119.42694
History
Year opened 1908
Station statistics
Operator(s) Shanghai Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s) Jinghu railway,
Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway
No. of platforms 3
Zhenjiang Railway Station
Traditional Chinese 鎮江
Simplified Chinese 镇江

Zhenjiang Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 镇江; traditional Chinese: 鎮江; pinyin: Zhènjiāng zhàn) (IATA: ZUJ) is a railway station of Jinghu railway and Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway.The station located in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China.

History[edit]

The "old" (conventional) station, north of the tracks

The original Zhenjiang Railway Station opened in 1908, as part of the Shanghai-Nanjing railway. In 1977, to handle increasing passenger load, the station was relocated to a new site on the west side of the city.[1]

In May 2010, simultaneously with the opening of the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway (whose tracks, in Zhenjiang area, closely parallel those of the "original" Shanghai-Nanjing railway),[1] the new Zhenjiang CRH Railway Station was opened on the southern side of the tracks, opposite the "old" station, which is north of the tracks (32°12′2″N 119°25′39″E / 32.20056°N 119.42750°E / 32.20056; 119.42750). As of the early 2011, the old station serves all the non-CRH trains (i.e., the conventional T, K, and slower trains) as well as some of the CRH D-series trains; the new CRH station serves the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway trains (i.e., all G-series trains) as well as most of the D-series trains. There is a (long) underground pedestrian passage connecting the northern and southern rail stations' plazas.

The Zhenjiang Railway Station serves as an important rail gateway for the nearby city of Yangzhou, which, due to its location on a little-served railway branch (Nanjing-Taizhou-Hai'an-Nantong), only sees a few trains a day. The bus station with frequent service to Yangzhou (and other nearby cities and towns) is adjacent to the new Zhenjiang CRH Railway Station.

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