Hangzhou railway station

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China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Hangzhou railway station in May 2015
Other names City Station (Chinese: 城站)
Location Huancheng Donglu, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Coordinates 30°14′46″N 120°10′42″E / 30.2460°N 120.1784°E / 30.2460; 120.1784
Operated by Shanghai Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Shanghai–Kunming Railway
Xuancheng–Hangzhou Railway
Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway
Platforms 9
  • Bus terminal
Opened 1907
Hangzhou railway station

Hangzhou railway station (Chinese: 杭州火车站; pinyin: Hángzhōu Huǒchē Zhàn or Chinese: 城站; pinyin: Chéng zhàn; literally: "station in city")[1]) is located in Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. It is affiliated to Shanghai Railway Bureau, and is also the terminal of the Shanghai–Hangzhou Railway. The station is ranked first-class.


Hangzhou railway station in the early 20th century

The station was built in 1906 as a stop along Jiang-Shu railway (江墅铁路), and then was called "Qing Tai Men Station" (清泰门站). It was opened on 23 August 1907 as the railway was put into use.[2] Because the station was hundreds of meters away from Hangzhou City at that time, the residents inside the city found it inconvenient. Thus, Ma Yifu (马一浮), a scholar returning from America, suggested the station move into the city. The building of the in-town station started in 1909 and completed in 1910. In 1937, Sino-Japanese War began. The station was bombarded twice in October by Japanese, and Hangzhou was occupied on 24 December. During Japanese occupation in Hangzhou, the station was rebuilt from 26 March 1941 to 21 March 1942, and its appearance resembled the style in Japan's Nara period.

As the passenger load continuously grew, the station's capacity could hardly cope with the future demands. Therefore, the old station was pulled down in 1997, and the new station was erected in 1999, and put into use on 28 December.

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Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Shanghai–Kunming Railway
Hangzhou branch
towards Kunming
Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway Terminus