Beijing–Harbin, Beijing–Hong Kong (Macau) passageway
|Beijing-Harbin, Beijing-Hong Kong (Macau) passageway|
|Locale||People's Republic of China|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||50 Hz 25,000 V|
|Operating speed||200 to 350 km/h (124 to 217 mph)|
The Beijing–Harbin, Beijing–Hong Kong (Macau) passageway is a high-speed rail passage connecting Harbin in Heilongjiang province to the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions via Beijing. The passage will pass through the cities of Changchun, Shenyang, Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, and Guangzhou before splitting into two lines: one passing through Shenzhen before terminating at Hong Kong, the other passing through Zhuhai before terminating at Macau.
Announced in 2016 as part of the national "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed railway network, the passage is essentially a merger of two lines previously under the "Four Vertical and Four Horizontal" high-speed railway network: the Beijing–Harbin high-speed railway and the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway, with the addition of the Guangzhou–Macau branch line. The Shenyang–Dalian railway section, initially considered part of the Beijing–Harbin high-speed railway, now forms part of the Coastal passageway, a different rail passageway.
Main route (Harbin to Hong Kong)
|Open date |
Harbin–Dalian high-speed railway (section)
|HSR from Harbin to Shenyang, part of longer route to Dalian and Changchun.||350 (summer)
Beijing–Shenyang high-speed railway
|HSR from Beijing to Shenyang via Chengde, Fuxin and Chaoyang||350||684||2014-02-28||2018-12-29 (Chengde South–Shenyang section)|
2020 (Xinghuo–Chengde South section)
Beijing–Shijiazhuang high-speed railway
|HSR from Beijing to Shijiazhuang||350||281||2008-10-08||2012-12-26|
Shijiazhuang–Wuhan high-speed railway
|HSR from Shijiazhuang to Zhengzhou||350||838||2008-10-15||2012-12-26|
|HSR from Zhengzhou to Wuhan||2012-09-28|
Wuhan–Guangzhou high-speed railway
|HSR from Wuhan to Guangzhou via Changsha||350||968||2005-09-01||2009-12-26|
Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link
|Mainland section of the Express Rail Link. HSR from Guangzhou to Shenzhen North Railway Station.||350||116||2008-08-20||2011-12-26|
|Mainland section of the Express Rail Link. HSR from Shenzhen North to the border of Hong Kong.||2015-12-30|
Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Hong Kong section)
|Hong Kong section of the Express Rail Link. HSR from the border of Shenzhen to Hong Kong.||200||26||2010||2018-09-23|
Branch line (Guangzhou to Macau)
|Open date |
Guangzhou–Zhuhai intercity railway (section)
|Intercity railway between Guangzhou and Zhuhai.
Zhuhai Station next to Macau border.
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