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Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway


Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway

Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway
A train on Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway in Qixia District, Nanjing
Type High-speed rail
Status Operating
Locale Shanghai to Nanjing (Jiangsu),
People's Republic of China
Termini Shanghai Railway Station
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Nanjing Railway Station
Stations 21
Daily ridership 164,000 per day (2011)[1]
Train number(s) G7xxx (Intercity)
Dxxxx (Cross-line train)
Opening July 1, 2010
Rolling stock CRH2C and CRH3C
Line length 301 kilometres (187 mi) (main line)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Minimum radius 4000 m[2]
CRH2C is entering Suzhou Railway Station
CRH stopping in Suzhou Railway Station
The Nanjing-Shanghai Intercity High-Speed Railway (left) and the conventional Nanjing-Shanghai Railway (right) lines run parallel to each other.

The Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway or Huning Intercity High-Speed Railway (simplified Chinese: 沪宁城际高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 滬寧城際高速鐵路; pinyin: Hùníng Gāosù Tiělù) is a 301-kilometre (187 mi) long high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Nanjing in the People's Republic of China. Hu and Ning are, respectively, shorthand Chinese names for Shanghai and Nanjing. The Huning Intercity High-Speed Railway largely follows the route of the preexisting Nanjing-Shanghai section of the conventional Beijing-Shanghai Railway and the high speed Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. Construction of this high-speed railway began in July 2008. The line went into test operations in early April 2010, and opened for full service on July 1, 2010.[3] The line has a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).[4] The journey time between the two cities has been shortened from 120 minutes to 73 minutes on non-stop service.

According to the arrangements of related departments, 120 pairs of trains are operating on the line, and the time interval between services is 5 minutes at the shortest.[5]

The railway links major cities in the Yangtze River Delta, including Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Zhenjiang, effectively making the southern Jiangsu city-belt operate like a single metropolitan region.

The Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway is also used by the majority of high-speed trains leaving Shanghai's terminals for Wuhan and Yichang,[6] thus making it de facto a part of the future Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway.


  • Route 1
  • Stations 2
    • Jiangsu Province 2.1
      • Nanjing City 2.1.1
      • Zhenjiang City 2.1.2
      • Changzhou City 2.1.3
      • Wuxi City 2.1.4
      • Suzhou City 2.1.5
    • Shanghai Municipality 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



The Shanghai–Nanjing High-Speed Railway has 21 stations altogether along the way. In both Shanghai and Nanjing, this railway's trains may use either one of two different terminals (Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, and Nanjing Railway Station or Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing).

Due to the alignment of the rail line, some stations along it are shared with the "conventional" Beijing–Shanghai Railway (Shanghai Hongqiao, Suzhou, Zhejiang, Nanjing), while three others are shared with the new Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway (Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunshan South, Nanjing South). Due to comparatively frequent spacing of stations on the Shanghai–Nanjing High-Speed Railway, quite a few of them are situated at locations not served by either of the two other railways.

Partial station list:

Jiangsu Province

Nanjing City

Zhenjiang City

Changzhou City

Wuxi City

Suzhou City

Shanghai Municipality

At Shanghai Hongqiao, some trains arriving from Nanjing continue to the Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway, providing a one-seat service along the entire Nanjing-Shanghai-Hangzhou line.


  1. ^ Tony Jin (2012-12-27), China High Speed Train Development and Investment 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "China's Shanghai-Nanjing intercity railway starts operation". 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ "沪宁城际铁路设计时速提升至300公里 票价基本没变-时政-人民网". Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  5. ^ Shanghai-Nanjing high-speed railway opens, People's Daily.
  6. ^ See e.g. the schedules of trains leaving for Wuhan, Hankou, Wuchang, and Yichang. The sequence of stations they stop at on the Shanghai-Nanjing section, is usually only consistent with the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway, and not with the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway or the "old" Beijing–Shanghai Railway.

External links

  • – Route on OpenStreetMap

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