Jinshan Railway
 Jinshan 
A CRH6A train on Jinshan Railway service, seen on nearby Lianhua Road Station
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleXuhui, Minhang, Songjiang, and Jinshan districts
Shanghai
TerminiShanghai South
Jinshanwei
Connecting lines 1   3   5   15 
Stations8
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemShanghai Suburban Railway
Operator(s)China Railway Shanghai Group
Rolling stockCRH2A, CRH6A
History
Opened1975
Technical
Line length56.4 km (35.05 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
ElectrificationOverhead lines (AC 25 kV)
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph)
A CRH2A trainset running from Jinshanwei
A CRH2A trainset running from Jinshanwei

Jinshan Railway or Jinshan Line (Chinese: 金山铁路) is a commuter railway line in Shanghai, part of the planned Shanghai Metropolitan Area Intercity Railway. It runs from Shanghai South in Xuhui District via Xinzhuang in Minhang District to Jinshanwei in Jinshan District, crossing the Huangpu River on a dedicated railway bridge. Passengers can transfer to Lines 1, 3, 5 and 15. It was originally built in 1975 as a suburban branch it has since been upgraded into a high-speed commuter rail line which opened on 28 September 2012.[1]

It is the first line to provide "high speed" commuter rail services, with trains travelling up to 160 km/h (99 mph), compared to 30–70 km/h (19–43 mph) for regular metro service,[2] shortening the 56.4 km (35.0 mi) between Jinshan and downtown to 32 minutes travel time for express trains which make no stops, and 60 minutes for other trains, which stop at all stations on the line. The Shanghai-Jinshan line is the first local rail system that supports the public transportation card.

The line was branded as Line 22 before opening. However, there is another line in long-term planning called Line 22, see Line 22 (Shanghai Metro).

At first, the daily passenger flow was just 13,000 people a day, in 2019 has increased to 33,000. More than 60 million people have traveled on the line in the first seven years of operation. Four new trains (CRH6 model) with a larger passenger capacity of 1,950 started operating from 13 December 2019 on the Jinshan Line. The previous model could only take about 600 passengers.[3]

To scale map of Jinshan Railway
To scale map of Jinshan Railway

Stations

R H L Station
Station name Connections Location
English Chinese
SNH Shanghai South 上海南 Shanghai Metro  1   3   15  (adjacent station - Shanghai South Railway Station) Xuhui
XZH Xinzhuang 莘庄 Shanghai Metro  1   5  (adjacent station - Xinzhuang) Minhang
CWH Chunshen 春申 Songjiang
XQH Xinqiao 新桥
MIH Chedun 车墩
YOH Yexie 叶榭
TVH Tinglin 亭林 Jinshan
REH Jinshan Industrial Park 金山园区
BGH Jinshanwei 金山卫

Future

Extension to Shanghai Hongqiao

In February 2021, it was stated that a project to increase the capacity of the line would start before the end of the year, and the possibility of services running to Shanghai Hongqiao railway station was being explored.[5]

Extension from Shanghai South Railway station

A branch line to Sanlin South on the Airport Link line is in the planning. Another branch line to Shanghai Stadium has been planned.

Southern extension: Jinshan-Pinghu City Railway

Main article: zh:沪平城际铁路

There are also plans to extend the line west to Haiyan County via Pinghu.[6] The Jinshan-Pinghu municipal railway is a commuter-oriented, public-transit railway that uses national trunk lines, national-Shanghai joint-venture railway trunks, and municipal railways to share resources. It plans to maintain the technical standards, transportation organization, and operation management model of Jinshan Railway. The construction length of the line is 50.51 kilometers, including 9.7 kilometers in Jinshan section, 24.32 kilometers in Pinghu section, 4.7 kilometers in Jiaxing Port section, and 11.79 kilometers in Haiyan section. The total investment of the project is estimated to be about 17.089 billion yuan. There are 8 stations, including 1 connection station. (Jinshanwei), 6 new stations (Dushan Port East, Dushan Port West, Zhapu, Pinghu, Haiyan Development Zone, Haiyan East), 1 reserved station (Lindai), with an average station spacing of 8.4km, the highest design The speed is 160km/h. Including the renovation project of Jinshanwei railway station, and 1 EMU.[7]

It is expected that the project can be completed from the end of 2023 to the first half of 2024.[8] After the expansion project is completed, Jinshan Railway will expand from the existing 37 pairs to about 60 pairs, which can be further enlarged according to demand.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bullet train to suburbs starts by end of month". Jinshan District Government. September 18, 2012. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-23. Retrieved 2011-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Larger trains for Jinshan
  4. ^ a b c "20日起金山铁路动车组车次全面更新 列车时刻保持不变". 2021-01-19.
  5. ^ "上海金山:正积极对接浙江平湖、海盐,让金山铁路西延伸". The Paper (in Chinese). 18 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  6. ^ "超170亿元 金山至平湖市域铁路工程招标公告发布" [More than 17 billion yuan Jinshan to Pinghu City Railway Project tender announcement issued]. 搜狐 (in Chinese). 27 March 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  7. ^ Shanghai Jinshan-Pinghu City Railway will start construction
  8. ^ 上海金山:正积极对接浙江平湖、海盐,让金山铁路西延伸