Shanghai South-Jinshan rail line on track with popularity

Oct 18, 2019

The intercity railway between Shanghai South Railway Station and Jinshan District has transported more than 60 million passengers in the last seven years since its opening on September 28, 2012.

During the past seven years the transport schedule of the railway has been adjusted more than 10 times in order to better meet passengers' needs as the average daily number of passengers has increased from 13,000 to 33,000.

"The ticket price of between 3 yuan and 10 yuan has not been changed since its opening," Yin Hong, an official at Jinshanwei Station, said. The popularity of the railway line comes from comfort, convenience and competitive prices, according to passengers.

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

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 the slowest trains, which stop at every station along the line.

Passengers taking the train can enter the station with railway tickets, public transportation cards or swiping QR codes on mobile phones with online payment.

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 the Yangtze River Delta region.