Nanjing Railway Station

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For other uses, see Nanjing Railway Station (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Nanning Railway Station.
Nanjing
南京
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
Nanjing Railway Station 01.jpg
Nanjing Railway Station
Location Longpan Lu, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
China
Coordinates 32°05′19″N 118°47′32″E / 32.088583°N 118.792189°E / 32.088583; 118.792189
Operated by Shanghai Railway Bureau,
Ministry of Railways of the PRC
Line(s)
Platforms 8
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1968
Services
Preceding station   Nanjing Metro   Following station
toward Maigaoqiao
Line 1
toward CPU
toward Linchang
Line 3

Nanjing Railway Station (Chinese: 南京站; pinyin: Nánjīng Zhàn) is a major railway station of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. It is located in the northern part of Nanjing's urban core (just a short walk from the city wall), near Xuanwu Lake.[1]

Services[edit]

Until 2010, this was the main railway station of Nanjing, with the great majority of all trains serving Nanjing using this station. Only a small number of trains, going to the destinations to the southwest of Nanjing, pass through the (old) Nanjing South Railway Station, which is located south of Nanjing's walled city; service to Nanjing West Railway Station has been suspended.

After the opening of new Nanjing South Railway Station in the southern part of greater Nanjing in mid-2010, many of the high-speed trains serving Nanjing have been re-routed to that new station. However, Nanjing station has frequent high-speed service to Shanghai and Shanghai Hongqiao, some services also stopping at Zhenjiang, Changzhou and Suzhou. Some overnight D trains continue on north towards Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing Railway Station or Tianjin West Railway Station.

Nanjing Railway Station is served by a station of the same name on Line 1 and Line 3 of Nanjing Metro. It is also the terminal for many of the city bus lines.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1968.[2] On September 30, 2016 the metro station served a peak volume of 99,800 passengers.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nanjing Guide - Things to do in Nanjing - eChinacities.com". echinacities.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ 南京火车站/介绍(Chinese)
  3. ^ 南京地铁国庆前一天客流299.62万乘次创历史新高. 扬子晚报网 (in Chinese). 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nanjing Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons