Hongqiao Railway Station station

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Hongqiao Railway Station
虹桥火车站
Shanghai Metro
Line 10 platform at Hongqiao Railway Station
Line 10 platform
Location Shanghai Hongqiao railway station, Minhang District, Shanghai
China
Coordinates 31°11′45″N 121°18′29″E / 31.1958°N 121.308°E / 31.1958; 121.308Coordinates: 31°11′45″N 121°18′29″E / 31.1958°N 121.308°E / 31.1958; 121.308
Operated by Shanghai No. 1 & 2 Metro Operation Co. Ltd.
Line(s)
Platforms 6 (3 island platforms)
Connections
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened
  • 1 July 2010 (2010-07-01) (Line 2)
  • 30 November 2010 (2010-11-30) (Line 10)
  • 30 December 2017 (2017-12-30) (Line 17)
Services
Preceding station   Shanghai Metro   Following station
Terminus
Line 2
Line 10 Terminus
Terminus Line 17

Hongqiao Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 虹桥火车站; traditional Chinese: 虹橋火車站; pinyin: Hóngqiáo Huǒchēzhàn) is a Shanghai Metro station located within the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station complex in the city's Minhang District. As part of a major transportation hub, it serves as an interchange between Lines 2, 10, and 17. It additionally serves as the western terminus the mainline service of Line 10, as well as the eastern terminus of Line 17. The station first opened as a Line 2 station on 1 July 2010, with Line 10 operations commencing on 30 November 2010. More than seven years later, Line 17 service was introduced with the opening of that line on 30 December 2017. With three island platforms totaling six platforms, the station is one of the largest in the system and features a cross-platform interchange between Lines 2 and 17.

History[edit]

The westward extension of Line 2 toward Hongqiao railway station was completed in March 2010, however the station itself did not open until four months later, on 1 July 2010.[1] Line 10 services commenced on 30 November of the same year, providing another subway line into downtown Shanghai.[2] Line 17, which serves the western suburb of Qingpu District, began operations at the station on 30 December 2017, concurrent with the opening of the line.[3]

Description[edit]

Line 2 Pudong International Airport-bound platform

Hongqiao Railway Station, located under the railway station of the same name, is an interchange station connecting lines 2, 10, and 17. The concourse level of the metro station is connected directly to the arrivals hall of the railway station and below the departures hall. There are manned ticket counters and automatic ticket machines, restroom facilities, eight exits and two entrances. The exits are labeled after six zones, named alphabetically from A to F. Zones A and B are closest to the train ticketing booths. Zones A through D are labeled for the departure halls, while Zones E and F are closest to the long distance bus terminal.[4]

The metro station itself consists of three island platforms serving six tracks, and all platforms are fully accessible from the concourse via elevator. The southernmost island platform serves Line 10 trains, with the south side (Platform 3) serving arriving trains only, while the north side (Platform 4) handles departing trains for Xinjiangwancheng. The middle island platform functions as an eastbound (downtown Shanghai-bound) cross-platform interchange between Line 17 and 2. On the north side (Platform 6), Line 17 trains disembark all passengers at its terminal station, while the south side (Platform 2) handles Line 2 eastbound trains. This provides an easy interchange for passengers continuing from Line 17 to Line 2 eastbound, allowing them to transfer without changing platforms. The northernmost island platform performs a similar function for westbound passengers changing from Line 2 to Line 17. Westbound Line 2 trains bound for East Xujing serve the north side (Platform 1), while departing westbound Line 17 trains serve the south side (Platform 5). Toilets are available on the east side of the middle island platform.[3][4]

Station layout[3][edit]

B2 Platform 1      Line 2 towards East Xujing (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 5      Line 17 towards Oriental Land (Zhuguang Road)
Platform 6      Line 17 termination track (alighting passengers only)
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform 2      Line 2 towards Pudong International Airport (Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2)
Platform 4      Line 10 towards Xinjiangwancheng (Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 3      Line 10 termination track (alighting passengers only)
B1 Concourse Exits, ticketing, customer service counters

Nearby landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shanghai Morning Post (2010-06-25). 7月1日2号线虹桥火车站站 11号线上海西站站投用. Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  2. ^ Xinmin Evening News (2010-11-30). 轨交10号线主线段上午开通. Sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b c Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. (2017-12-29). "Soft Operation of Line 17 (Hongqiao Railway Station – Oriental Land), Phase 3 Project of Line 9 (Mid Yanggao Road - Caolu) on Dec. 30, 2017". Shanghai Metro. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. 车站信息. Shanghai Metro (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-12-31.