Shijiazhuang–Wuhan High-Speed Railway
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|Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||840 km (522 mi)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
Shiwu Passenger Railway (simplified Chinese: 石武客运专线; traditional Chinese: 石武客運專線; pinyin: Shíwǔ Kèyùn Zhuān Xiàn) is an 840 km high-speed rail line between Shijiazhuang and Wuhan in China. It has been under construction since October 2008. The total investment is 116.76 billion yuan. The design speed is 350 km/h (220 mph). It is part of the Jingguang Passenger Dedicated Line, a high-speed railway connecting Beijing and Guangzhou, which runs parallel to the older conventional Jingguang Railway.
Track-laying has been started on November 29, 2010.
Early on, it was reported that the Zhengzhou-Wuhan section was to enter service on 2012-07-01; however, later on the date was moved back to the end of September 2012. Trial runs on this section began on August 26. The line was put into service on 2012-09-28 between Zhengzhou and Wuhan, a distance of 536 km.
As of 2012-09-28, published schedules show a number of G-series trains running from the new Zhengzhou East Railway Station via Wuhan to Guangzhou. There are also some G-series trains from Wuhan to Zhengzhou Railway Station, where a convenient connection to the frequent service on the Zhengzhou–Xi'an High-Speed Railway is possible. A few direct trains from Xi'an North Railway Station to Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North (e.g. G824/G821 via Zhengzhou or G838/G835 via Zhengzhou East), over the Zhengzhou–Xi'an High-Speed Railway and the Shijiazhiuang-Wuhan-Guangzhou line, have been introduced as well.
The entire Shijiazhuang-Wuhan line was put into service by the end of 2012.
Although the railway's southern end point is notionally Wuhan Railway Station, a small number of high-speed trains from Beijing terminate at Hankou Railway Station instead. This is convenient for transfers to the trains of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway, e.g. for passengers traveling toward Yichang or Lu'an.
- 石武客专郑州至武汉段高铁试跑 预计9月底通车
- "High-speed rail to shorten travel time between Shenzhen & Zhengzhou". What's On Shenzhen. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- Wuhan Station schedule (Chinese)
- Zhengzhou East Station schedule (Chinese)
- G824/G821 schedule, via Zhengzhou (Chinese)
- G838/G835 schedule, via Zhengzhou East