Coastal passageway

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Coastal passageway
沿海通道
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Partly operational
Locale People's Republic of China
Termini Dandong
Fangchenggang
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 50 Hz 25,000 V
Operating speed 200 to 350 km/h (124 to 217 mph)

The Coastal passageway is a high-speed rail corridor running along the eastern coast of China, stretching from Dalian in the north to Fangchenggang in the south and passing through the cities of Qinhuangdao, Tianjin, Dongying, Weifang, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Yancheng, Nantong, Shanghai, Ningbo. Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, and Zhanjiang. The Weifang–Qingdao stretch splits into two, one directly connecting Weifang to Qingdao, the other connecting Weifang to Qingdao through Yantai. Announced in 2016 as part of the national "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed railway network, the line will comprise a mixture of high-speed railway lines, upgraded conventional rail lines and intercity railways.

Route[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Dandong–Dalian
Dandong–Dalian intercity railway
Intercity railway connecting Dandong and Dalian. 200 296 2010-03-17 2015
Dalian–Shenyang
Harbin–Dalian high-speed railway (section)
HSR from Dalian to Shenyang. Part of larger rail line from Harbin to Dalian. 350 904 2007-08-23 2012-12-01[1]
Shenyang–Qinghuangdao
Qinghuangdao–Shenyang high-speed railway
PDL connecting Qinhuangdao & Shenyang. 250 404 1999 2003-07-01
Qinghuangdao–Tianjin
Tianjin–Qinhuangdao high-speed railway
PDL connecting Tianjin & Qinhuangdao. 350 261 2008 2013-12-01
Tianjin–Dongying
Under planning
Proposed railway line linking Tianjin to Dongying. Currently under planning. TBA
Dongying–Weifang
Under planning
Proposed railway line linking Dongying to Weifang. Currently under planning. TBA
Weifang–Qingdao
Jinan–Qingdao second high-speed railway (section)
Connecting Weifang and Qingdao, part of a larger railway line connecting Jinan and Qingdao. 350 308 2015 2018
Qingdao–Rongcheng
Qingdao–Rongcheng intercity railway
Intercity railway connecting Qingdao and Rongcheng. 250 299 2010-10-10 2014-12-28
Qingdao–Lianyungang
Qingdao–Lianyungang railway
Class I high-speed railway under construction between Qingdao and Lianyungang. 200 194.5 2014-12-29 2018
Lianyungang–Yancheng
Lianyungang–Yancheng railway
Class I high-speed railway under construction between Lianyungang and Yancheng. 200 234 2013-12-07 2017-09-01
Yancheng–Hai'an
Xinyi–Changxing railway (section)
Connects Yancheng and Hai'an, part of railway between Xinyi and Changxing. 200 638 1998-09-16 2005-07-01
Hai'an–Nantong
Nanjing–Qidong railway (section)
Connects Hai'an and Nantong, part of railway between Nanjing and Qidong. 200 351 2002-03-01 2005-07-01
Nantong–Shanghai
Shanghai–Nantong railway
Railway between Nantong and Shanghai. Currently under construction. 200 137 2014-03-01 2019
Shanghai–Hangzhou
Shanghai–Hangzhou passenger railway
HSR connecting Shanghai Hongqiao & Hangzhou East. 350 150 2009-02-26 2010-10-26
Hangzhou–Ningbo
Hangzhou–Ningbo high-speed railway
HSR from Hangzhou to Ningbo 350 152 2009-04 2013-07-01
Ningbo–Wenzhou
Ningbo–Taizhou–Wenzhou railway
Mixed passenger & freight HSR line along the coast of Zhejiang Province from Ningbo to Wenzhou via Taizhou. 250 268 2005-10-27 2009-09-28
Wenzhou–Fuzhou
Wenzhou–Fuzhou railway
Mixed passenger & freight HSR line from Wenzhou to Fuzhou. 250 298 2005-01-08 2009-09-28
Fuzhou–Xiamen
Fuzhou–Xiamen railway
Mixed passenger & freight HSR line along the coast of Fujian Province from Fuzhou to Xiamen via Putian & Quanzhou. 250 275 2005-10-01 2010-04-26
Xiamen–Shenzhen
Xiamen–Shenzhen railway
Mixed passenger & freight HSR line along the coast of Fujian and Guangdong from Xiamen to Shenzhen via Zhangzhou, Shantou & Huizhou. 250 502 2007-11-23 2013-12-28[2]
Shenzhen–Maoming 200 387 2014-6-28 2018-7-1

(partially open)

Maoming–Zhanjiang 200 103 2009-3-21 2013-12-28
Zhanjiang–Hepu
Hepu–Zhanjiang Railway
Railway line connecting Zhanjiang and Hepu County.
Hepu–Qinzhou
Qinzhou–Beihai high-speed railway
Between Qinzhou and Beihai.
Qinzhou–Fangchenggang
Qinzhou–Fangchenggang railway
Between Qinzhou and Fangchenggang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's fastest railway in frigid regions starts operation". English.news.cn. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Xiamen–Shenzhen High Speed Railway opens to traffic". China Daily. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 

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