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Shanghai to Suzhou (Anhui)

Train Number:K173Start Station:ShanghaiEnd Station:Suzhou (Anhui)
Train TypeKStart Time:13:22End Time:21:54
Intermediate Stations:Shanghai, Kunshan, Suzhou (Jiangsu), Wuxi (Jiangsu), Changzhou, Nanjing, Chuzhou North, Bengbu, Suzhou (Anhui), Xuzhou, Zaozhuang West, Tengzhou, Yanzhou, Pingyi, Linyi, Junan, Rizhao
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Shanghai ---- 13:22 0 mins
2 Kunshan 14:10 14:14 4 mins
3 Suzhou (Jiangsu) 14:38 14:43 5 mins
4 Wuxi (Jiangsu) 15:11 15:16 5 mins
5 Changzhou 15:43 15:48 5 mins
6 Nanjing 17:30 17:38 8 mins
7 Chuzhou North 18:34 18:39 5 mins
8 Bengbu 20:34 20:39 5 mins
9 Suzhou (Anhui) 21:54 21:58 4 mins
10 Xuzhou 22:49 23:16 27 mins
11 Zaozhuang West 00:22 00:24 2 mins
12 Tengzhou 00:46 00:49 3 mins
13 Yanzhou 01:29 01:57 28 mins
14 Pingyi 03:15 03:23 8 mins
15 Linyi 04:18 04:26 8 mins
16 Junan 05:04 05:07 3 mins
17 Rizhao 06:01 06:01 0 mins

K173 is a K train route originating from Shanghai at 13:22, and arriving at the final destination of Suzhou (Anhui) at 21:54. The duration of the total journey is 8 hrs 32 mins. There are 17 stops in total: Shanghai, Kunshan, Suzhou (Jiangsu), Wuxi (Jiangsu), Changzhou, Nanjing, Chuzhou North, Bengbu, Suzhou (Anhui), Xuzhou, Zaozhuang West, Tengzhou, Yanzhou, Pingyi, Linyi, Junan, Rizhao. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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