Train C3659, the 12.07 Shanghai South to Jinshanwei, awaits departure on platform 11. Line 3 Metro lies behind. Restrictions on platform access beyond this point prevented a shot down the length of the train. The Jinshan Railway is a high speed commuter line, built in 2012, running 56.4km between Shanghai and Jinshanwei. Although it uses CRH2A 8 car high speed train stock, speed is limited to 160km/h and it is treated as an extension of the metro so it is possible to use public transport cards on the line - the single fare is 10CNY - approximately �1.10 - which also enables you to sit in first class as the stock is declassified for this service. There are around 2-3 trains each hour and the service pattern is not regular interval. There is a mix of non-stop (32 minute); semi-fast (43 minute); and all stops (60 minute) services. Shanghai South is also the station for long distance conventional trains to southern China, for example, Shenzhen, and destinations in Hainan.
Location: Shanghai South Station
Company: Jinshan Railway
Photographer: Mark Poustie
Make contact: Mark Poustie
Image number: 59623