Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway

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High-Speed Railway
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan Section
Type CRH
Locale China
Opening April 1, 2009
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Line length 189 km (117 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 50 Hz, 25,000 V
Operating speed 250 km/h (160 mph)
Shitai Passenger Railway
stations and mileage
toward Shitai RailwayTongpu RailwayTaijiao RailwayShanglancun line
Taiyuan 0 km
Taiyuaneast 3 km
toward Shitai Railway at Taiyuan North
Donglingjing km
Yangquan North km
Taihang Mountain Tunnel
Huailu km
toward Shitai Railway
Shijiazhuang North 189 km

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.[1]

The railway crosses the Taihang mountain range in Taihang Tunnel, which, at almost 28 kilometres (17 mi) long, is (as of 2010) the longest railway tunnel in China.


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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dingding, Xin (25 March 2009). "High-speed rails to slash travel time". China Daily. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Taiyuan schedule (Chinese)