Suzhou railway station

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Suzhou
苏州
China Railway
China Railway High-speed
New Suzhou Station.jpg
Suzhou railway station
Location 27 Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou, Jiangsu
China
Coordinates 31°19′50″N 120°36′23″E / 31.33056°N 120.60639°E / 31.33056; 120.60639
Operated by Shanghai Railway Bureau,
China Railway Corporation
Line(s) Jinghu railway,
Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway
Platforms 7
Connections
  • Bus terminal
History
Opened 1906
Previous names Wuxian Railway
Traffic
Passengers 100,000 daily[1]
Suzhou railway station
Traditional Chinese 蘇州
Simplified Chinese 苏州

Suzhou railway station (simplified Chinese: 苏州; traditional Chinese: 蘇州; pinyin: Sūzhōu zhàn) is a railway station of Jinghu railway and Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway. The station is located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

History[edit]

Suzhou railway station in 1908
Platform in 1915

The station opened in July 16, 1906. The station's area was only 205 squared metres.[2]

On May 1936, the station's name changed to "Wuxian railway station" because Suzhou's name changed to Wuxian (吴县). On December 1937, the station changed back to "Suzhou Station" due to the Japanese invasion.

Old platform

Since July 1, 2010, Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway has been in operation; some trains from Suzhou to Shanghai take only 24 minutes.[3] The upgrade of the station was completed with the opening of the south plaza on 5 February 2013. The upgrade included the opening of a public bus hub. The metro station was opened with Suzhou Rail Transit line 2 was opened on 28 December 2013; metro line 4 was opened on 15 April 2017.

Rail services[edit]

Suzhou station has 12 platform faces on five island platforms and two side platforms; one island platform has only one face. The original railway uses seven platform faces and three passing tracks. The intercity railway uses five platform faces and two passing tracks.

Suzhou station is served by eight groups of services to Shanghai and Ganzhou:

Railway bureau Destination Service number
Guangzhou Group
Shenzhen K36
Huaihua K807
Nanchang Group
Nanchang K1328
Ganzhou K469
Shanghai Group
Shanghai G7213/G7209/G7205/G7207
Taiyuan Group
Linfen K2666
Xi'an Group
Yulin K1324
Zhengzhou Group
Xinxiang K1150


Z85/86 (later changed to D385/386) was a direct train from Suzhou to Beijing South. The line ended in 2011 due to the operation of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway.[4] At weekends temporary services use this station.

Bureau Destination
Shanghai Railway Bureau
Shanghai
Nanchang Railway Bureau
Ganzhou

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 城市商报 (2012-10-01). "苏州火车站客流比春运还多". 搜狐网. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ "传奇古城苏州 见证苏州火车站100年历史变迁". 搜房网. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  3. ^ 中国铁路客户服务中心. "旅客列车时刻表查询". Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  4. ^ "北京到上海动车组全部取消". 东方网. 2011-06-15. Archived from the original on 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   China Railways.svg China Railway   Following station
Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity Railway
towards Nanjing
towards Beijing
Beijing–Shanghai Railway
towards Shanghai