Hewu passenger line ( simplified Chinese: 合武铁路; traditional Chinese: 合武鐵路; pinyin: Hé-Wǔ tiělù) is a 350 kilometres (220 mi) high-speed railway in Chinese provinces of Anhui and Hubei, with trains running from Anhui's capital Hefei to Hubei's capital Wuhan at 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph). The railway opened on April 1, 2009. and has been used by Shanghai–Nanjing–Hefei–Wuhan express trains since then. [1 ]
As of July 2010, scheduling systems showed nine daily D-series express trains running in each direction between Hefei and Wuhan's three train stations, making the trip in 2 hours to 2 hrs 40 min. Another six Shanghai-Wuhan D-series trains passed this section without stopping in Hefei.
As of September 2013 the number of Daily departures each way is over 20.
This railway is one of the sections of the important east-west route currently under construction, the
Huhanrong Passenger Dedicated Line ( Shanghai– Hankou– Chengdu).
The railway uses tunnels when crossing the
Dabie Mountains on the Anhui–Hubei border.
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Conventional high speed railways
Italics - under construction or currently not operational § - in/related to the special administrative regions
300 km/h (186 mph) or more
AVE Class 100, 102, 103
CRH 2C, 3C, 380A, 380B, 380C, 380D,
Shinkansen Series 500, N700, E5, E6, L0
TGV Sud-Est (refurbished), Atlantique, Réseau, Duplex, POS, 2N2
Thalys PBA, PBKA
Shanghai Maglev Train
250–299 km/h (155–186 mph)
China Railways CRH 1A, 1B, 1E, 2A, 2B, 2E
ICE 1, 2
RENFE Class 120, 121, 130
Shinkansen Series 200, 300, 700, 800, E2, E3, E7, W7
TGV Sud-Est (original), La Poste, Ouigo
200–249 km/h (124–155 mph)
planned lines in italics