Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway

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Shanghai–Kunming
High-Speed Railway
沪昆高速铁路
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Overview
Type CRH
Locale China
Termini Shanghai Hongqiao
Shanghai South
Kunming South
Operation
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 2066 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 350 km/h
Route map
Shanghai-Kunming Line.png

The Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway is a high-speed railway line partially under construction in the People's Republic of China. It is part of the CRH's system of passenger dedicated lines, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming. It will parallel much of the current lower-speed Shanghai–Kunming Railway. It will also pass through the cities of Hangzhou and Changsha.[1]

Status[edit]

Currently, the only section of the Shanghai–Kunming Passenger Dedicated Line in operation is the section from Shanghai to Hangzhou, known as the Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway.

The Hangzhou-Changsha Section is scheduled to open at the end of 2014. [2]

Components[edit]

Operational lines are marked with green background.

Section Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Shanghai–Kunming
High-Speed Railway

Shanghai-Kunming Railroad.svg
PDL connecting East, Central and Southwest China. It consists of three sections connecting Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changsha and Kunming. 350 2066 2008-12-28 2014
Shanghai–Hangzhou Section
(Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Shanghai Hongqiao & Hangzhou East. 350 150 2009-02-26 2010-10-26
Hangzhou–Changsha Section
(Hangzhou–Changsha High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Hangzhou & Changsha. 350 933 2009-12-22 2014
Changsha–Kunming Section
(Changsha–Kunming High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Changsha & Kunming 350 1175 2010-03-26 2017

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