The railway station with world's largest transparent roof


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The photo shows the waiting hall of the Shanghai South Railway Station which is able to accommodate 16,000 passengers. The Shanghai South Railway Station, with world's largest circular transparent roof, started its trial operation Monday, June 26, 2006. The station will attract 1/3 of passengers from the Shanghai Railway Station once it formally opens on July 1.

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Train N521 from Shanghai South Station to Hangzhou is the first one to leave the Station.

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A conductor puts on a signboard on the train to leave the Shanghai South Station on Monday.

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A view of illuminated Shanghai South Railway Station.


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