Nanjing South railway station

The Nanjing South railway station (Chinese: 南京南站; pinyin: Nánjīngnán Zhàn) is a high-speed railway station in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, serving the Beijing–Shanghai (Jinghu) high-speed railway, Shanghai–Nanjing (Huning) intercity railway, Nanjing–Hangzhou (Ninghang) high-speed railway and the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu (Huhanrong) high-speed railway. The new Nanjing South railway station is located a few kilometres south of downtown Nanjing in Yuhuatai District, and has a connection with the Nanjing Metro, served by Lines 1, 3, S1 and S3. Construction on the station began on 10 January 2008,[1] and the station opened on 28 June 2011,[2] two days before the opening of the Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway.



Other namesNanjing South
LocationYuhuatai District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Coordinates31°58′08″N 118°47′55″E
Operated byCR Shanghai
Nanjing Metro
Other information
Station code
  • 16804 (TMIS code)
  • NKH (telegram code)
  • NJN (pinyin code)
ClassificationTop Class station
  • 28 June 2011 (2011-06-28) (railway; Nanjing Metro Line 1)
  • 1 July 2014 (2014-07-01) (Nanjing Metro Line S1)
  • 1 April 2015 (2015-04-01) (Nanjing Metro Line 3)
  • 6 December 2017 (2017-12-06) (Nanjing Metro Line S3)
Preceding station   Nanjing Metro   Following station
toward Maigaoqiao
Line 1
toward CPU
toward Linchang
Line 3
TerminusLine S1
TerminusLine S3
toward Gaojiachong

It is one of the world's largest railway stations in terms of GFA (Gross Floor Area), at 458,000 m2 (4,930,000 sq ft),[2] nearly six times larger than the pre-existing Nanjing railway station to the north, with five floor allowing for a zero-distance transfer to Nanjing Metro, Nanjing municipal buses and Airport bus lines.[2] The dimension of the main roof is 456m x 216m (excluding smaller roof on both sides of the main roof), the main roof is constructed with steel weighing more than 8000 tons. The roof on top of the waiting hall area (part of the main roof) is 72,000 square meter (775,001 square ft). The entire railway station has 128 escalators, and 28 platforms (a combination of island-platforms and side-platforms). At the peak of the construction phase, there were more than 20,000 construction workers and engineers at work. Solar panels cover the majority of the railway station roof and are capable of providing 7.17 MW (megawatt) of electricity.

Before the construction of the (New) Nanjing South Railway Station, the name "Nanjing South Railway Station" was applied to another station: a fairly minor rail station located just outside the Gate of China (Zhonghuamen) of Nanjing's walled city, much closer to the city centre than the new Nanjing South Railway Station. To avoid confusion, the (old) South Railway Station has now been renamed as the Zhonghuamen railway station.

Nanjing Metro

Although Line 1 of the Nanjing Metro had already opened its southern extension from Andemen to CPU on 28 May 2010,[3][4] the metro station did not open until 28 June 2011, in conjunction with the opening of the railway station itself.[5] Line S1, connecting Nanjing South and the rest of the Nanjing Metro system with Lukou International Airport, opened on 1 July 2014.[6] The connections with Lines 3 and S3 respectively opened on 1 April 2015[7] and 6 December 2017[8] with the opening of those lines.

On 30 September 2016 the metro station served a peak volume of 102,300 passengers.[9]

See also


  1. 中國評論新聞:京滬高鐵南京南站開工 將建亞洲第一大站 [China Review News: Nanjing South railway station on the Jinghu (BeijingShanghai) HSR commences construction, to be Asia's largest railway station] (in Chinese). China Review News. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. 亞洲最大 京滬高鐵南京南站啟用 (in Chinese). United Daily News. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2018. 南京南站總建築面積達四十五萬平方公尺,是現有南京火車站的六倍大,分為高架、站台、地面、地下空間、地鐵五層,旅客不用出站即可實現鐵路、地鐵、公車、長途客運、機場大巴「零距離」換乘。Archived 2011-07-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 大事记. Nanjing Metro. Retrieved 24 July 2018. 5月28日 南京地铁二号线及一号线南延线建成通车,运营里程跃居全国第四,初现网络化运营格局
  4. 南京地铁二号线载人模拟运营 [Nanjing Metro Line 2 Undergoes Trial Runs]. Sina News (in Chinese). Yantse Evening News. 23 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. 南京南站28日投入使用地铁高铁换乘"零距离" [Nanjing South railway station on the 28th [of June] to employ a "zero-distance transfer" between the metro and high-speed railway]. Yangtse Evening News. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2018.Archived 2011-06-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Luo Peng (罗鹏); Liu Beiyang (刘北洋) (1 July 2014). 本网直击南京地铁机场线正式通车. news. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  7. "Nanjing metro Line 3 opens". Railway Gazette International. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  8. 小粉来了!南京人上班乘坐这条地铁线每天可多睡25分钟 [Line S3 is here! Nanjing commuters on this route can now sleep an extra 25 minutes!] (in Chinese). Jiangsu TV. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  9. 南京地铁国庆前一天客流299.62万乘次创历史新高 (in Chinese). Yangtse Evening News. 1 October 2016. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
Preceding station   China Railway High-speed   Following station
Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway Terminus
TerminusNanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway
towards Anqing
TerminusNanjing–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway
towards Hangzhou East

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