Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway

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Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
Shanghai-Hangzhou High-speed Railway spanning G60 expressway.jpg
Viaduct carrying the Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
Type High-speed rail
Status Operating
Locale Shanghai to Hangzhou,
People's Republic of China
Termini Shanghai Hongqiao railway station
Shanghai South railway station
Hangzhou East railway station
Hangzhou railway station
Daily ridership 82,000 per day (2011)[1]
Opened October 26, 2010
Line length 202 kilometres (126 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed 350 km/h[3]
Route map
0 km Shanghai Hongqiao Airport interchange
Shanghai South
To Jinshanwei on Jinshan Railway
31 km Songjiang South
48 km Jinshan North
67 km Jiashan South
87 km Jiaxing South
112 km Tongxiang
133 km Haining West
144 km Yuhang
to Shanghai on Hukun Railway
to Nanjing on Ninghang PDL
159 km Hangzhou East
Hangzhou South
to Ningbo on Hangyong PDL
to Ningbo on Xiaoyong Railway
to Kunming on Hukun Railway
to Changsha on Hangchang HSR
Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
Simplified Chinese 线 or
Traditional Chinese or
Tickets for the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway

The Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway (Chinese: 沪杭客运专线 or 沪杭高速铁路), also known as the Huhang high-speed railway or Huhang passenger railway is a high-speed rail line in China between Shanghai and Hangzhou. The line is 202 km (126 mi) in length and designed for commercial train service at 350 km/h (217 mph). It was built in 20 months and opened on October 26, 2010. The line shortened travel time between the two cities from 78 to 45 minutes.[2][4] The line is also used by trains departing Shanghai's terminals for Kunming and Shenzhen making it part of the Shanghai–Kunming high-speed railway and The Southeast Coast High-Speed Rail Corridor. It has made the proposed Shanghai–Hangzhou Maglev Line unlikely.

Map of the Huhang HSR to scale

Speed records[edit]

In September 2010, a test train on the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed line achieved a speed of 416.6 km/h (259 mph) setting a Chinese train speed record.[2]

In October 2010, Chinese officials stated that a bullet train on the Huhang high-speed railway had set a new world record for train speed on a scheduled trip at 262 mph (422 km/h).[5]


"Hu" (沪) stands for "Shanghai" and "Hang"(杭) stands for Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province.

Railway Stations[edit]

There are nine railway stations on the line:

On July 1, 2013, the new Hangzhou East station was opened which serves the Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway, as well as the Hangzhou–Ningbo high-speed railway, Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway.[7] and the Hangzhou–Changsha high-speed railway

Station Chinese Distance
Prefecture Province Metro transfers
Shanghai Hongqiao 上海虹桥 0.00 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  2   10   17 
Shanghai South 上海南 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  1   3 


Xinzhuang 莘庄 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  1   5 


Songjiang South 松江南 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  9 
Jinshan North 金山北
Jiashan South 嘉善南 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Jiaxing South 嘉兴南 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Tongxiang 桐乡 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Haining West 海宁西 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Yuhang 余杭 Hangzhou Zhejiang Hangzhou Metro  1 
Hangzhou East 杭州东 Hangzhou Zhejiang Hangzhou Metro  1   4 
Hangzhou 杭州 Hangzhou Zhejiang Hangzhou Metro  1 


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b c xinhuanet (October 26, 2010). "China unveils Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway; eyes network extension". Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Xin Dingding and Zhang Qi, "More high-speed trains slow down to improve safety", China Daily, 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
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  5. ^ "China claims world record for fastest scheduled train". BBC News. 26 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Speed test of Huhang high-speed rail sets new record of 416.6 km/h". People's Daily Online. September 28, 2010. Retrieved Oct 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hangzhou railway station". Retrieved 20 December 2013.