Guangzhou–Kunming high-speed railway

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Guangzhou–Kunming passageway
广昆通道
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Overview
TypeHigh-speed rail
StatusFully operational
LocalePeople's Republic of China
TerminiGuangzhou
Kunming
Operation
Opened28 December 2016
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length1285km
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 Guangzhou–Kunming passageway is a high-speed railway passage connecting Guangzhou in Guangdong Province and Kunming in Yunnan Province, passing through Nanning en route. Announced in 2016 as part of the national "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed railway network, the line is made up of the existing Nanning–Guangzhou high-speed railway and Nanning–Kunming high-speed railway lines. It is about 986 km in length, and is fully operational as of 28 December 2016.

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Railway line
Description Designed
speed
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start date

Open date
Guangzhou–Nanning
Nanning–Guangzhou high-speed railway
Class I high-speed connecting Guangzhou with Nanning. 250 576 2008-11-09 2014-12-26
Nanning–Kunming
Nanning–Kunming high-speed railway)
PDL connecting Nanning with Kunming. 250 709 2009-12-27 2016-12-28

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