Xiaoshan–Ningbo Railway

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This article is about the rail line between Hangzhou and Ningbo that was first completed in 1934 and rebuilt in 1957. For the new high-speed line between the two cities, see Hangzhou–Ningbo Passenger Railway.
Xiaoshan–Ningbo Railway
萧甬铁路
CRH2-126E on Xiaoyong Railway in Ningbo.jpg
A China Railway High-speed train on the Xiaoyong Railway.
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System China Railway High-speed
Status Active
Termini Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou
Ningbo
Stations 23 (14 active)
Technical
Line length 147.32 km (91.54 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Hangyong, Hangchang HSR to Hangzhou East
Hukun Railway to Yinning
Xiaoxiao Link to Xiaoshanxi
0 Hangzhou South
Hukun Railway to Bailutang
Hangchang HSR to Changsha South
9 Xiajiaqiao
Hangyong HSR
18 Qianqing
29 Keqiao
Lizhu Railway to Lanting
38 Shaoxing
43 Shaoxingdong
48 Gaobu (deprecated)
48 Shaoxingdong (new site)
55 Taoyan (deprecated)
63 Dongguanzhen (deprecated)
67 Shangyu
Cao'e Railway Bridge
76 Yiting (deprecated)
81 Wufu (deprecated)
88 Mazhu (deprecated)
94 Yuyaoxi
99 Yuyao
Yuci Railway to Dayangshan
104 Shushan
111 Zhangting (deprecated)
121 Yejia (deprecated)
127 Cicheng
Branch for Hangzhou direction
133 Hongtang Depot
134 Ningbobei (new site)
Hongzhen Railway to Zhenhai
Hangyong HSR
Branch for Hangzhou direction
139 Zhuangqiao
Baisha Railway to Ningbobei
Qinglindu Railway Bridge
147 Ningbo
Yongtaiwen Railway to Wenzhou South
Beilun Railway to Beilun

The Xiaoshan–Ningbo Railway or Xiaoyong Railway (simplified Chinese: 萧甬铁路; traditional Chinese: 蕭甬鐵路; pinyin: xiāoyōng tiělù), is a double-track railroad in eastern China between Hangzhou and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. Its name in Chinese, the Xiaoyong Line, is named after the railway's two terminal stations, Xiaoshan, a suburban district of Hangzhou on the southern bank of Qiantang River, and Ningbo, whose Chinese character abbreviation is yong. The line is 147.3 km (92 mi) long and was originally built in three parts in 1912, 1914 and 1936 and then rebuilt in 1959 and electrified in 2009. Cities along route include Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Shangyu, Yuyao and Ningbo, all in Zhejiang Province.

Line History[edit]

The Qinglindu Bridge of the Xiaoyong Railway in Ningbo.

The oldest section on the Xiaoyong Railway is the 18.19 km section between Ningbo and Cicheng, which entered into operation in December 1912. The Ningbo to Cao'e section, 78 km in length, followed in June 1914, and the Xiaoshan to Cao'e section was completed in October 1936.[1] During the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, the railway line was dismantled to prevent its use by the invading Japanese.[1] Following the end of World War II, the railroad bed was converted into a highway. In 1953, the railway was rebuilt in parts and completed in 1959 with the assistance of Soviet engineers. From 2002 to 2009, the line was electrified.[1]

Rail junctions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Chinese) "百年萧甬话今昔" 2010-07-19