Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway

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Qingdao–Taiyuan
High-Speed Railway
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan Section
青太高速铁路石太段
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Overview
Type CRH
Locale China
Operation
Opening April 1, 2009
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
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.

Services[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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