Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway
|Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway|
|Simplified Chinese||沪杭客运专线 or 沪杭高速铁路|
|Traditional Chinese||滬杭客運專線 or 滬杭高速鐵路|
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. The line is part of the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway. It has made the proposed Shanghai–Hangzhou Maglev Line unlikely.
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.
There are eleven railway stations on the line:
- Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
- Shanghai South Railway Station
- Songjiang South Railway Station
- Jinshan North Railway Station
- Jiashan South Railway Station
- Jiaxing South Railway Station
- Tongxiang Railway Station
- Haining West Railway Station
- Yuhang Railway Station
- Hangzhou East Railway Station.
- Hangzhou Railway Station
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 and the Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway.
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- "Hangzhou railway station". Retrieved 20 December 2013.