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Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway

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Type  High-speed rail
Daily ridership  164,000 per day (2011)
Line length  301,000 m
Stations  21
Status  Operating
Opened  July 1, 2010
Locale  China
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Train number(s)  G7xxx (Intercity) Dxxxx (Cross-line train)
Rolling stock  current CRH1A CRH1B CRH1E CRH2A CRH2B CRH2C CRH3C CRH5A CRH380A CRH380AL CRH380B CRH380BL CRH380CL CRH380D former CRH2E
Terminis  Nanjing South Railway Station, Nanjing Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station

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. The line has a design speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). 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.

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 thus making it de facto a part of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway.


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:

Nanjing City

  • Nanjing
  • Xianlin
  • Zhenjiang City

  • Baohuashan
  • Zhenjiang (bus connection available to Yangzhou)
  • Dantu
  • Danyang
  • Changzhou City

  • Changzhou
  • Qishuyan
  • Wuxi City

  • Huishan
  • Wuxi
  • Wuxi New District
  • Suzhou City

  • Suzhou New Area
  • Suzhou
  • Suzhou Industrial Park
  • Yangcheng Lake
  • Kunshan South
  • Huaqiao
  • Shanghai Municipality

  • Anting North
  • Nanxiang North
  • Shanghai West
  • Shanghai Hongqiao
  • Shanghai
  • 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.


    Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway Wikipedia

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