Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway

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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 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, Yichang, Chongqing, and Chengdu[6] thus making it de facto a part of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu high-speed railway.

Shanghai–Nanjing intercity high-speed railway
Huning railway crosses Youyi Rd - P1070649
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 Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
Nanjing South Railway Station
Nanjing Railway Station
Stations 21
Daily ridership 180,000 per day (2011)[1]
Train number(s) G7xxx (Intercity)
Dxxxx (Cross-line train)
Opened July 1, 2010
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
Huning Lines
The Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway (left) and the conventional Beijing–Shanghai Railway (right) lines run parallel to each other.


Huning Hi Speed Railway Linemap
To scale map of the Huning HSR


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:

Station Chinese Distance
Prefecture Province Metro transfers
Nanjing 南京 0.00 Nanjing Jiangsu Nanjing Metro  1   3 
Xianlin Nanjing Jiangsu
Baohuashan Jiangsu
Zhenjiang 镇江 Zhenjiang Jiangsu
Dantu Jiangsu
Danyang 丹阳 Zhenjiang Jiangsu
Changzhou 常州 Changzhou Jiangsu
Qishuyuan 戚墅堰 Changzhou Jiangsu
Huishan Wuxi Jiangsu
Wuxi 无锡 Wuxi Jiangsu Wuxi Metro  1   3 
Wuxi New Area Wuxi Jiangsu
Suzhou New District Suzhou Jiangsu
Suzhou 苏州 Suzhou Jiangsu Suzhou Rail Transit  2   4 
Suzhou Industrial Park 苏州园区 Suzhou Jiangsu Suzhou Rail Transit  6   8 
Yangcheng Lake 阳澄湖 Kunshan City Jiangsu
Kunshan South 昆山南 Kunshan City Jiangsu
Huaqiao 花桥 Kunshan City Jiangsu
Anting North 安亭北 Shanghai Shanghai
Nanxiang North 南翔北 Shanghai Shanghai
Shanghai West 上海西 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  11   15   20 
Shanghai Hongqiao 上海虹 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  2   10   17 
Shanghai 上海 Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Metro  1   3   4 

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.


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  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.

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