Shenzhen-Maoming High Speed Railway

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Shenzhen-Maoming Railway
深圳茂铁路
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Under Construction
Locale People's Republic of China
Termini Shenzhen North
Maoming East
Stations 18
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 387 km (240 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 50Hz 25,000V
Operating speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Shenzhen-Maoming Railway
Traditional Chinese 深圳茂鐵路
Simplified Chinese 深圳茂铁路
Shenzhen-Maoming Railway
Line length: 387 km (240 mi)
Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Maoming-Zhangjiang Railway to Hainan Island
Maoming East
Guangzhou-Maoming Railway to Guangzhou
Dianbai
Guanzhu
Mata
Yangxi
Yangjiang
Heshan
Dahuai
Enping
Kaiping
Taishan
Shuangshui
Jiangmen South
Waihai
Guzhen
Xiaolan (GZ-ZH Intercity Railway)
Pearl River
Airport North (Line 11, Shenzhen Metro)
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
GZ-SZ-HK XRL to Guanzhou South
Shenzhen North
Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway to Xiamen North
GZ-SZ-HK XRL to West Kowloon via Futian

Shenzhen-Maoming Railway is a high-speed railway under construction across southern Guangdong, China. Linking the cities of Shenzhen and Maoming, it will also allow for future high speed train travel between Hong Kong and Hainan Island.

History[edit]

Announced as part of the 12th Five Year Plan for 2011-2016,[1] it was projected that construction of this railway would begin. Tenders were called for early in 2013[2] with construction to begin before the end of that year.

Route[edit]

The railway is to follow a 387 km route from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Maoming East Railway Station. The existing Xinhui branch[3] of the Guangzhou–Zhuhai Intercity Railway will be included as a central link, with 265 km of new trackage extending west to Maoming and then a new tunnel across the Pearl River Delta from Shenzhen south of the Humen Bridge.

Starting at Shenzhen North, the railway will travel through a tunnel to Airport North[4] at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. It will then cross underneath the Pearl River before reaching Xiaolan, Guzhen, Waihai, Jiangmen South, Shuangshui, Taishan, Kaiping, Enping, Dahuai, Heshan, Yangjiang, Yangxi, Mata, Guanzhu,Dianbai and Maoming East.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shenzhen-Maoming Railway announced in 12th 5 Year Plan". Shenzhen Daily. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Shenzhen-Maoming Railway tenders called for". Shenzhen Daily. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "There will be a new station in the Shenzhen-Maoming railway". Jiangmen Municipal Government. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Two new stations to be constructed along Shenzhen-Maoming railway". Shenzhen Standard. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-07.