Shanghai West railway station

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.

Shanghaixi

上海西

A view of the new plaza in front of Shanghaixi railway station.
LocationTaopu Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
China
Coordinates31°15′53″N 121°23′53″E
Line(s)Beijing–Shanghai railway
Shanghai–Kunming railway
Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway
Other information
Station code
  • TMIS code: 30662
  • Telegraph code: SXH
  • Pinyin code: SHX
Classification1st class station
History
Previous namesZhenru
Location
Shanghaixi
Location in Shanghai

History

Built in 1905, the station was originally known as Jessfield Station, then 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 high-speed trains running between Shanghai and Nanjing, with a few ending at Suzhou, Wuxi, and Changzhou. 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.

See also

References

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

{{Adjacent stations

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Jiangqiaozhen
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
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Shanghai–Kunming Railway
Jiangqiaozhen
towards Kunming
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Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway
towards Nanjing
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