Beijing–Kunming passageway

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Beijing-Kunming passageway
京昆通道
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Overview
TypeHigh-speed rail
StatusPartly operational
LocalePeople's Republic of China
TerminiBeijing
Chongqing (branch)
Kunming
Operation
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification50Hz 25,000V
Operating speed200 to 350 km/h (124 to 217 mph)

The Beijing–Kunming passageway is a high-speed rail corridor running from Beijing to Kunming in Yunnan Province. The main route passes from Beijing through Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xi'an and Chengdu before reaching Kunming. Apart from the main route, a branch line runs from Beijing to Taiyuan through Zhangjiakou and Datong, and a spur line from Chongqing connects to Kunming.

Route[edit]

Beijing–Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan–Kunming (main route)[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Beijing–Shijiazhuang
Beijing–Shijiazhuang high-speed railway
HSR connecting Beijing with Shijiazhuang. 350 281 2008 2012-12-26 [1][2]
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang with Taiyuan. 250 189 2005-06-11 2009-04-01 [3]
Taiyuan–Xi'an
Datong–Xi'an passenger railway (section)
PDL connecting Taiyuan with Xi'an. Part of longer route extending to Datong. 350 570 2009-12-03 [4] 2014-07-01[5]
Xi'an-Chengdu
Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway (section)
HSR connecting Xi'an with Chengdu. 250 663 2010-11-01 [6] 2017-12-06 [7]
Chengdu–Kunming
Chengdu–Kunming high-speed railway
HSR connecting Chengdu with Kunming. 200 1091 2006 2022

Beijing–Zhangjiakou–Datong–Taiyuan branch line[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Beijing–Zhangjiakou
Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway
Intercity Railway connecting Beijing with Zhangjiakou. 250 174 2014 2019
Zhangjiakou–Datong
Zhangjiakou–Datong high-speed railway
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang with Datong. 250 137 2015-12 2019[8]
Datong–Taiyuan
Datong–Taiyuan high speed passenger railway
HSR connecting Datong with Taiyuan.

Chongqing–Kunming spur line[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 石家庄入地高铁铺轨启动 京石石武高铁8月12日试车
  2. ^ "Beijing–Shijiazhuang railway under construction". Xinhua. October 7, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008.
  3. ^ 开往2009年的快铁——山西石太客运专线今日通车
  4. ^ (Chinese) "西安五年后4小时抵京5小时到沪高铁将直达乌市" 华商网-华商报 2010-01-29
  5. ^ "Taiyuan – Xi'an high speed line opens". Railway Gazette. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  6. ^ http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/2010-11/12/content_1744203.htm
  7. ^ "Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed trains to begin operation on Dec 6". China Daily. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  8. ^ "Construction of Datong-Zhangjiakou railway in full swing". english.visitbeijing.com.cn. Retrieved 2019-01-16.

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