Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway
High Speed Railway
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||813 km (505 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Line length:||806 km (501 mi)|
|Track gauge:||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Maximum speed:||200 km/h (124 mph)|
Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway (simplified Chinese: 合福高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 合福高速鐵路; pinyin: Héfú Gāosù Tiělù), is a dual-track, electrified, passenger-dedicated, high-speed rail line in eastern China. The line is named after its two terminal cities, Hefei and Fuzhou. It has a total length of 813 kilometres and runs through Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian province. Construction began on April 27, 2010 and the line was opened on 28 June 2015. The line required total investment of about ¥109.8 billion. Trains may reach top speeds of 300 kilometres per hour on this line. Travel time by train from Hefei to Fuzhou was reduced from fourteen to four hours. The railway is part of the future Beijing–Taipei High-Speed Rail Corridor.
Cities and towns along route include Changlinhe, Chaohu, Wuwei, Tongling, Nanling, Jingxian, Jingde, Jixi and Huangshan in Anhui, Wuyuan and Shangrao in Jiangxi, and Wuyishan, Jianou, Gutian, Nanping and Minqing in Fujian.
The Hefu passenger-dedicated line (PDL) constitutes a portion of the proposed Beijing-Taipei High Speed Railway, which would tunnel under the Taiwan Strait from Fuzhou to the island of Taiwan. The northern section of this project is being built as the section of the Beijing-Shanghai PDL from Beijing to Bengbu. From Bengbu, a high-speed rail spur (opened on 2012-10-16), extends to Hefei, supporting 4 hour travel time from Beijing South Railway Station to Hefei. The Hefu PDL would then extend the line from Hefei to Fuzhou on the western shores of the Taiwan Strait. Political differences between mainland China and Taiwan complicate plans to extend the line by tunnel to Taipei.
The Hefu PDL connects the plains of central China and the southeastern coast. It is one of several projects that the Chinese government has undertaken to develop rail infrastructure along the western shores of the Taiwan Strait. Most of the line runs through mountainous regions, including scenic areas of Huangshan and Wuyi Mountains, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of the 339.4 km of tracks in Anhui, 81.6% will be laid on bridges and in tunnels. The longest of the line's 170 bridges and 54 tunnels will be the Tongling Yangtze River Railroad Bridge at 52.05 km.
- July 29, 2009: The Hefei-Fuzhou railway project is approved by the State Development and Planning Commission.
- Dec. 22, 2009: Project announced by the Ministry of Railway in Zhengzhou.
- April 27, 2010: Construction began on the Hefu PDL.
- June 28, 2015: Line opened
- (Chinese) "合福铁路安徽段现场指挥部在绩溪挂牌成立" 2010-05-08
- (Chinese) "京福高铁今年开建 全程将只需六七个小时" 2010-04-15
- RailwayGazette: Hefei – Fuzhou high speed line opens
- (Chinese) "合肥至福州铁路开工建设 届时福州至合肥四小时" 福州日报 2009-12-23
- 周福明：合蚌高铁再圆异地同城梦, 2012-10-16
- 12：10 京合高铁首趟车G263抵达合肥, 2012-10-16
- G263次列车开通 坐高铁去合肥仅需4小时
- (Chinese) "合肥至福州铁路项目建议书获国家发改委批复" 福建日报 2009-07-29
- (Chinese) "合福铁路建设正式启动 全长810公里设计时速250公里" 你好台湾网 2010-04-28