Zhenjiang railway station

Zhenjiang railway station (simplified Chinese: 镇江; traditional Chinese: 鎮江; pinyin: Zhènjiāng zhàn) is a railway station of Jinghu railway and Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway.The station is located in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China.

Zhenjiang

镇江

The new (CRH) Zhenjiang railway station
LocationJingkou District, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
China
Coordinates32°11′57″N 119°25′37″E
Operated byShanghai Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s)Beijing–Shanghai Railway,
Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway
Platforms3
Other information
Station code
  • 30407 (TMIS code)
  • ZJH (telegram code)
  • ZJI (pinyin code)
Classification1st class station
History
Opened1908
Zhenjiang railway station
Traditional Chinese鎮江
Simplified Chinese镇江

History

The original Zhenjiang railway station opened in 1908, as part of the Shanghai-Nanjing railway. In 1977, to handle increasing passenger load, the station was relocated to a new site on the west side of the city.[1]

In May 2010, simultaneously with the opening of the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway (whose tracks, in Zhenjiang area, closely parallel those of the "original" Shanghai-Nanjing railway),[1] the new Zhenjiang CRH railway station was opened on the southern side of the tracks, opposite the "old" station, which is north of the tracks (32°12′2″N 119°25′39″E). As of the early 2011, the old station serves all the non-CRH trains (i.e., the conventional T, K, and slower trains) as well as some of the CRH D-series trains; the new CRH station serves the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway trains (i.e., all G-series trains) as well as most of the D-series trains. There is a (long) underground pedestrian passage connecting the northern and southern rail stations' plazas.

The Zhenjiang railway station serves as an important rail gateway for the nearby city of Yangzhou, which, due to its location on a little-served railway branch (Nanjing–Taizhou–Hai'an–Nantong), only sees a few trains a day. The bus station with frequent service to Yangzhou (and other nearby cities and towns) is adjacent to the new Zhenjiang CRH railway station.

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