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“Fabulous station; terrible smoking in gents” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335, China
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Ranked #10 of 840 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Public Transportation Systems
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Nanjing, China
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“Fabulous station; terrible smoking in gents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

China is so lucky to have a new set of train stations and airports. Big and bright and with excellent information boards; wonderful!

BUT, I wonder if administrators will ever get serious about the smoking plague and the blind-eye approach to this public drug addiction.. The non-smoking rules (generally) work in the open areas of the stations. But, in the men's bathrooms, the air is terrible. It is obviously open season for smokers in the washrooms. When I point at the large "no smoking" signs, I get blank looks, sneers, or apologies, as the smoking continues. Incredible that none of the Chinese men who are not smoking ever say anything.

Also, the on-train announcements at each stop (Shanghai-Nanjing) repeatedly stated "no smoking on the platforms". Yet men crowded the doorways to smoke at each stop, and the smoke drifts through the cars. And as soon as the train discharged passengers, we are enveloped with smoke, even in the large underground passages leading from the platforms to the waiting room.

We can be thankful that smoking is not (yet) a female addiction.

Please, I suggest that all train users visibly object when men light up in the washroom; and I encourage everyone to speak objections to the smoking to the station information staff (useless, I know, but maybe in aggregate the message will grow)

Visited June 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My guide led me through it to get on the right train but signs good so probably would have managed but for all that a troublefree experience

Visited May 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“A good railway station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This station has a lot of trains, helps a lot of poor people transport since the tickets are so cheap.
The train takes you from the hong qiao railway station all the way to the pudong airport.

Visited November 2012
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Rostock, Germany
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“That's a railway station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Not so tiny like european stations. Add additional 10 minutes for the way from subway/bus to the track.

Visited May 2013
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“Vast, easy to get to by metro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The station is huge and if you're buying your tickets there, allow time for the lines. All kinds of food options. I used the station twice, once for the high speed train to Suzhou and once for the hi speed train to Beijing. It's very easy to get to and from the station by metro.

Visited May 2013
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