Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway
|Opening||April 1, 2009|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||189 km (117 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||50 Hz, 25,000 V|
|Operating speed||250 km/h (160 mph)|
|Shitai Passenger Railway|
The Shitai Passenger Railway (simplified Chinese: 石太客运专线; traditional Chinese: 石太客運專線; pinyin: Shí-Tài Kèyùn Zhuān Xiàn) is a 190-kilometre long (120 mi) high speed railway in China, running from Shijiazhuang to Taiyuan at 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph). The railway opened on April 1, 2009.
The Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway is used by G- and D-series trains. Initially, they mostly ran just between Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang. With the opening of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, which runs through Shijiazhuang, in December 2012, almost all of these trains have been extended beyond Shijiazhuang: most of them now continue north to Beijing, while some go south, to Wuhan, Guangzhou, and other points along the line.