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Tuesday                                                       Jing鈥檃n is a potted history of Shanghai. Century-old villas, well-pre-
27 February                                                     served traditional shikumen neighborhoods with high walls and stone gates,
                                                                and renovated factories all have a story to tell.
                                                                Glitzy retail malls, charming boutiques and annual music and arts events give
  C                                                             the district a distinctive ambience and ever-growing opportunities.

                                                                Beginning this month, we will explore some of the landmarks that have come
                                                                to characterize the district鈥檚 culture and history.

JING鈥橝N                     Opened in 1987, Shanghai Railway Station was the first modern train station on the Chinese mainland and it remains busy even today.

                               Iconic railway station tracks
                                  development of the city

                             Li Qian                            Western-style station was built    station was designed ahead of       Shanghai Railway
                                                                in 1909 but was destroyed dur-     its time. It is equipped with 18    Station
                            Shanghai Railway Station            ing wartime in the late 1930s.     elevators, 16 air-conditioned
                                     is currently handling its  In 1945, the station was rebuilt,  waiting rooms and seven             Also known as:
                                     busiest time of the year   and in 1961, it was expanded.      platforms.                          Shanghai New Passenger
                                     鈥?a 40-day peak travel                                                                            Train Station
                             period that includes the mid-         But the station lacked the         Compared to new, more tech-      Built: 1987
                             February Spring Festival and       capacity to accommodate an         nologically advanced stations,      Address: 303 Moling Rd
                             the Lantern Festival in March.     increasing number of travelers,    such as the one in Hongqiao,        Why famous:
                                                                so it was eventually razed and     Shanghai Railway Station does       the first modern train
                                The station, along with sta-    replaced with the station that     look a bit dated. But that鈥檚 part   station on the Chinese
                             tions in south Xuhui and           stands there today.                of the charm that has created       mainland
                             Hongqiao, will together handle                                        so many memories for local
                             an estimated 13 million passen-       Local residents prefer to call  residents.                          see more on C2
                             gers during the period, up 10      it the Shanghai New Passenger
                             percent from last year. Shanghai   Train Station to distinguish it       Railway staff, like Liu Zhihui,
                             Railway Station is the oldest.     from its predecessor.              are working hard to carry on
                                                                                                   that tradition and spirit.
                                The orig i na l fou r-stor y,      Opened in 1987, the new

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                            1987                                                                   2018
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