Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway

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Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Railway
Type High-speed rail
Status Under construction
Locale Nanjing to Anqing (Anhui),
People's Republic of China
Opened October 2015 (projected)
Line length 257 kilometres (160 mi) (main line)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 250 km/hr

The Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway Chinese: 宁安城际铁路 is an under-construction high-speed rail, passenger-dedicated line between cities of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province and Anqing, Anhui Province, in China.[1][2][3][4]

As of mid-2012, the 257 km line was scheduled to be completed by July 2014.[5] Later, the opening date was pushed back to October 2015.

This railway will become a branch of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The route will run parallel to the Yangtze River, and will pass through Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Tongling, and Chizhou.[6] 33 km of the railway will be located in Jiangsu, with 225 km in Anhui.[7]

The total investment is predicted to be 25.702 billion RMB, provided by the Railway departments of Jiangsu province and Anhui province. The railway is expected to take 4.5 years to complete.[7]

Most of the line runs along the southern bank of the Yangtze, but Anqing is located on the northern side of the river. The Anqing Railway Bridge is being constructed 22 km before the Anqing station. The bridge will also serve the Fuyang-Jingdezhen Railway. As of October 2012, it is expected that the main span of the bridge will cross the river by the end of the year, and the bridge fully completed by May 2013.[8]


The capacity is estimated to be about 125 pairs of trains each day.[7] The trains will have a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour,[9] with the entire journey taking 90 minutes. The current travel time between the two cities is 8 hours.[10] It will also allow passengers to travel between Anqing and Shanghai in 3 hours, compared to the current 12 hours. This new railway will be connected to the Yangtze River Delta region's railway network.[9][11]

Trains are expected to be in service each day from 06:00 to 12:00. 60 pairs of trains will be in operation with a minimum interval between trains of 4 minutes, and an average interval of 15 minutes.[12]

The cost to passengers will be 0.4 to 0.5 RMB (4 to 5 mao) per kilometre.[12]


A total of 11 stations are being constructed.[7][12]

Station Location Notes
Nanjing South Nanjing Terminus
Jiangning West Nanjing
Ma’anshan East Ma'anshan City
Dangtu East Ma'anshan City
Wuhu Wuhu City
Yijiang (弋江) Yijiang District, Wuhu City
Fanchang West Fanchang County
Tongling Tongling City
Chizhou Chizhou City
Anqing Station Anqing Terminus

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  1. ^ "Nanjing". Nanjing. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ "南京至安庆城际铁路速度目标值研究 Research on Target Value for Speed on Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Railway". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ "中华联盟网——中国最大的具有权威性的行业互联网的门户网站". 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Nanjing Train Schedule - Nanjing Train Travel Guide". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  5. ^ 宁安城际铁路全线恢复施工 (Work along the entire Ning-An Intercity Railway to resume), 2012-07-20
  6. ^ "Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Rail Start to Build in Ma'anshan Section-rail-中安在线-english". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Nanjing International". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  8. ^ 安庆宁安城际铁路长江大桥今年元旦前合龙(图)
  9. ^ a b "High-speed Train Nanjing - Anqing - China Trekking Guide, Route, Map, Photo". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Construction of Nanjing-Anqing Rail Speeds Up-railway-中安在线-english". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  11. ^ "China HSR, Works in Progress". Dear Passengers. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  12. ^ a b c "Nanjing International". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 

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