Zhengzhou–Xuzhou High-Speed Railway
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||362 km (225 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||350 km/h (217 mph)|
The length of the line is 362.39 kilometers and the investment is estimated to be CN¥48.62 billion. It is one of the segments of the future Xulan Passenger Dedicated Line, a high-speed mainline from Lanzhou to Xuzhou, paralleling the existing Longhai Railway line. Presently, the existing Xuzhou-Zhengzhou line is used e.g. by passenger trains traveling from Shanghai and Nanjing to Xi'an, Lanzhou, and points west.
It was announced in November 2012 that the construction work on the line will start the next month (December 2012). The construction project is expected to take 4 years, completing by December 2016.
When the railway is completed, it is expected that one would be able to travel between Xuzhou and Zhengzhou in 80 minutes, as compared to about 2.5 hours taken by the trains on the existing railway.
The railway will have 9 stations:
- Zhengzhou East
- Kaifeng North
- Lankao South
- Minquan North
- Dangshan South
- Yongcheng North
- Xiaoxian North
- Xuzhou East
- 郑徐高铁下月开工;徐州到郑州仅需80分钟 (Construction work on the Zheng-Xu High-speed Railway will start next month; Xuzhou to Zhengzhou in 80 minutes) 2012-11-8