Railway between downtown Shanghai and Jinshan transports over 50m passengers

Oct 8, 2018

The intercity railway between Shanghai South Railway Station and Jinshan District has transported more than 50 million passengers in the last six years since its opening on September 28, 2012.

During the past six years the transport schedule of the railway has been adjusted for more than 10 times in order to better meet passengers' needs as the average daily number of passengers has increased from 13,000 to 32,000.

Currently during weekdays there are 37.5 pairs of D-series high-speed trains commuting between downtown Shanghai and Jinshan, while during weekends there are 36 pairs. And the highest speed has been raised from 60 kilometers an hour to 160 kilometers an hour.

With a total distance of 56 kilometers, it takes 32 minutes for non-stop trains, 42 minutes for big-stop trains and 60 minutes by slowest trains which stop at every station along the line.
Passengers taking the train can enter the station with railway tickets or public transportation cards. And now more than 70 percent of passengers use public transportation cards.

The Jinshan Railway was built in 1975 to make it convenient for passengers to travel from downtown Shanghai to Shanghai Petrochemical Company in Jinshan, which is one of the largest petrochemical groups in China.

The line is also the first intercity demonstration line in Yangtze Delta region.