Shanghai West Railway Station

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Shanghaixi
上海西
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
West Shanghai railway station 20100905.jpg
A view of the new plaza in front of Shanghaixi Railway Station.
Location Taopu Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
China
Coordinates 31°15′53″N 121°23′53″E / 31.26472°N 121.39806°E / 31.26472; 121.39806Coordinates: 31°15′53″N 121°23′53″E / 31.26472°N 121.39806°E / 31.26472; 121.39806
Line(s) Beijing–Shanghai Railway
Shanghai–Kunming Railway
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway
History
Previous names Zhenru
Services
Preceding station   Shanghai Metro   Following station
Line 11
toward Huaqiao

Shanghaixi Railway Station (Chinese: 上海西站; pinyin: Shànghǎi Xī zhàn) is a railway station in the Putuo District of Shanghai [1] which in the past, lost its importance as a result of Shanghai Railway Station further to the east. It has, however, been recently redeveloped.

History[edit]

Built in 1905, the station was known as Zhenru station until 1989. Destinations of departing trains included Yantai, Zaozhuang, Hengyang, Ganzhou (Jingang Mountain) and Chengdu, as well as a direct train from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie. The station lost importance as most trains stopped at Shanghai Railway Station instead to the east, and the station was closed down for renovation works on July 1, 2006, with the opening of the newly renovated Shanghai South Railway Station.

As of 2010, the station has been re-opened. Now it only serves D-series high-speed trains running between Shanghai and Nanjing, with a few ending at Suzhou and Wuxi. Furthermore, a hub for 3 metro lines is under construction. An interchange station for Lines 11, 15, and 20 will be created. At present, Line 11 is operating and serves the station closest to Exit 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanghai Metro Map". Shanghai Metro. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
Terminus
Terminus
Shanghai–Kunming Railway
towards Kunming
Terminus
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway
towards Nanjing