Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway
|Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway
|Opened||January 11, 2011|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||111 km (69 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||250 km/h (160 mph)|
Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway is a high-speed rail line in Jilin Province, China, which opened for service on January 11, 2011. It is the first intercity high-speed rail to be operational in Northeast China. Like the Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway, which services Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the Changchun–Jilin Intercity Railway serves as an airport rail link for the cities of Changchun and Jilin.
The line connects, and terminates at, the cities of Changchun and Jilin. The entire line spans 111 km (69 mi) and was built at a cost of RMB 9.6 billion. Construction began on May 13, 2007, and the line was officially open to the public on January 11, 2011. The operational speed of the network is 250 km/h, which means that travel between the two cities now takes about 29 minutes, down from the previous 1.5 hours. The line also services Changchun Longjia International Airport with Longjia Railway Station, which is nine minutes from Changchun station and 22 minutes from Jilin station.
The network has seven stops, of which three are operational, two are scheduled to be operational and two are reserved for future operations. The stations are:
All currently[when?] operational stations have both manned ticket booths and ticket vending machines. As of June 2011[update], the ticket vending machines can only accept cash (fourth and fifth series renminbi banknotes in denominations ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50 and ¥100 only, no coins) as payment.
- "Railway Gazette: Northeast high speed opening". Retrieved 2011-02-13.