Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway

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This article is about the high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Hangzhou that was completed in 2010. For the conventional rail line between the two cities in operation since 1909, see Shanghai–Hangzhou Railway.
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
Hangzhou East Railway Station
Daily ridership 82,000 per day (2011)[1]
Opened October 26, 2010
Rolling stock CRH380A[2] CRH380B CRH2C CRH3C
Line length 202 kilometres (126 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
0 km Shanghai Hongqiao
5 km Shanghai South
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 Railway
159 km Hangzhou East
Hangzhou South
to Ningbo on Hangyong Railway
to Ningbo on Xiaoyong Railway
to Kunming on Hukun Railway
to Changsha/Kunming
Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger 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] It has made the proposed Shanghai–Hangzhou Maglev Line unlikely.

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).[3]


"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 Passenger Railway and the Hangzhou–Nanjing Passenger Railway.[5]