Last updated by miffy at 2013-11-2
The Hu Ning (between shanghai and Ningbo) and the Hu Hang (between shanghai and Hangzhou) railways lead shanghai to the other places of China. There are shanghai station (locally called the new station), the west station in shanghai (the former Zhen Ru station) and shanghai south station(the former new Long Hua station) among which shanghai station to be the main station with 70 couples of trains coming from and going to the big and middle cities in China. In the west station, there are departure trains to Yan Tai and Zao Zhuang (in Shan Dong province), Gan Zhou (in Jiang Xi province), Cheng Du (in Si Chuan) and 8 couples of passing trains as well as the rail line from shanghai to Zhang Jia Jie (a tourism place in Hu Nan province) directly. At the south station, there are 11 couples of arriving trains and departure trains between shanghai and Hangzhou, JiaShan and the Gold Mountain.
The layout of the main hall of the shanghai station is "two doors in south and north, elevated railway". The station is modern with a set of advanced guiding system for travelers, together with 16 air-conditioned rooms and 7 auto staircase. There are north square and south square around the station with "the first south exit", "the second south exit" and "the north exit" as well as a passage to the subway. The bus stations near the square are available.
Address: No.303 Mo Ling Road
Kind reminder: travelers can get to the shanghai station by taking bus No. 13, 41, 63, 95, 104, 106, 109, 114, 115, 17, 902, 903, 904, 906, 502, 506, 507, 508, 598, 3 tunnels, No.302, 305, 306, 308, 310, 315, 322, 324, 328, 329 subway at night. Besides, there is also a green passage for short distance travelers to buy tickets and take the train which is in service for24 hours with special waiting room and entrance to the platform and also special people who lead you to the train 10 minutes ahead of time.
MeiLong station in shanghai
The MeiLong Station is a bus-liked station in shanghai with four scheduled trains to Hang Zhou. The travelers are allowed to buy ticket after getting on the train and reach the east station in Hang Zhou in one hour. In convenience of the travelers, the MeiLong Station is connected directly with No1 subway.
Address: Mei Long, Shanghai
Kind reminder: the travelers should first go to JinJiang Merryland station by No.1 subway.
The West Station
some trains from shanghai to BaoTou (in Nei Meng Gu province), Qi Qi Haer (in Ha er Bin province), Yan Tai (in Shandong province), ChangChun (in Ji lin province), HengYang (in Hunan province) and some trains to GuangZhou (in Guangdong province), Ningbo (in Zhejiang province) and the west station of Nanjing (in Jiangsu province) will depart from here.
Address: No1 Tao Pu Road.
Kind reminder: travelers can reach there by bus No.106, 129.
Location: Shanghai Railway Station is located on Moling Road in the Zhabei District of Shanghai. It is 309 kilometers away from Nanjing West Station, 201 kilometers away from Hangzhou Railway Station, 2 kilometers away from Shanghai North Railway Station, and 1463 kilometers away from the Beijing Railway Station.
Shanghai Railway Station has the heaviest passenger traffic of all railway stations in Shanghai. It is on a stop of the Shanghai Metro Line 3, Line 1 and Line 4 subway lines. It is called “The New Railway Station” by locals. It replaced the old Shanghai Railway Station (the "Old North Railway Station”). Since Shanghai is one of the major hubs in China’s rail network, trains departing from the station leave for destinations all over China, including high-speed EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) trains to Beijing, the Express Train to Tianjin, and the Express Coach to Kowloon in Hong Kong. Unlike most stations in China, there is an Immigration Check Point and Customs office at the station for the Shanghai-Kowloon (Hong Kong) Express Train. At present, there are eight regular waiting areas and a soft seat waiting area, as well as a special terminal for the Hong Kong express train, and Immigration and Customs. The ticket hall of the Shanghai Railway Station has a total of more than 80 ticket windows, including 20 at a ticket office in the Beijing East Road Huangpu District.
Outside the Shanghai Railway Station are two plazas in the north and in the south. The north square is under reconstruction. Passengers can check out and reach the exchange hub through a passage at the southeast exit of Shanghai Metro Line 1. Due to its excellent connection with the Shanghai local bus network, the station can also easily be reached by scores of bus lines. Night buses are available to every district.
Shanghai Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4 all pass next to the station, so there is an adjacent interchange station of the same name. The location of the stop for Line 1 differs from the location of the stop for Line 3 and Line 4. There is discount with Shanghai Public Transportation Cards. Since June 2008, passengers can enjoy 30 minutes of continuous billing with the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.
Services in the Shanghai Railway Station
1. The pre-sale period for high-speed EMU train tickets is 20 days. Tickets are available for purchase at the EMU ticket office, at ticket windows and other special ticket offices and at ticket outlets. Notices for EMU train ticket sales are posted at special ticket offices and ticket outlets.
2. icket sales will be stopped 10 minutes before the departure of EMU trains.
3. Refunds of tickets are required at the train station before the departure of the train, and a 20% refund fee should be charged. Except for passengers with sudden injury and illness, tickets will not be refunded after the departure of the train.
There is ticketing purchasing assistance for those aged 80 and over (with relevant documents), pregnant women, mothers with infants, and those who can’t walk.
Shanghai-HongKong/Hong Kong-Shanghai Train
The Train T100 goes from Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station) to Shanghai (Shanghai Railway Station) every other day by alternating back and forth, and train T99 goes the other way. It takes about 25 hours for a single trip.
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