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Adviser suggests special line for Jinshan railway

Feb 2, 2019

A political adviser in Shanghai has proposed setting up a special line between Shanghai South Railway Station and Xinzhuang for the railway to Jinshan District in order to increase the operation capacity of the line.

The Jinshan Railway Line, linking Shanghai South Railway Station and Jinshanwei Station, is always crowded during peak hours due to the line sharing the section with other trains from Shanghai to Hangzhou, according to Wang Meixin, chairman of the CPPCC Jinshan Committee.

Since the operation of the line in September 2012, the number of carriages for both directions has increased from 30 to 72. The non-stop model takes half an hour along the route while the slower one needs between 42 minutes and 60 minutes. The trains can travel at about 160 kilometers per hour.

Currently there are 222 trains running between Shanghai South Railway Station and Xinzhuang every day. In the future, Shanghai South Railway Station will add the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou high-speed railway, making it even more difficult to add more carriages to Jinshan.

The busy traffic between Xinzhuang and Shanghai South Railway Station has become a bottleneck for Jinshan railway, so a special line should be set up as soon as possible to solve the problem, Wang said in the proposal.