Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway

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Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Railway
宁安城际铁路
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status In operation
Locale Nanjing to Anqing, China
Termini Nanjing South
Anqing
Operation
Opened 6 December 2015
Technical
Line length 258 kilometres (160 mi) (main line)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 250 km/h (Now 200 km/h)
Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Railway
Simplified Chinese 宁安城际铁路
Traditional Chinese 寧安城際鐵路
Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway
Line length: 258 km (160 mi)
Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Stations and structures
 
Nanjing–Xi'an Railway
Shanghai-Nanjing ICR to Shanghai Hongqiao
 
Nanjing South
Jiangning West
Ma'anshan East
Dangtu East
 
Nanjing–Tongling Railway to Nanjing West
Huainan Railway to Huainan
 
Wuhu
 Anhui–Jiangxi Railway to Yingtan 
Yijiang
Fanchang West
Zhongming North Reserved
 Hefei–Fuzhou HSR to Hefei South 
Tongling
Maya Reserved
Chizhou
Yangtang Reserved
Anqing Yangtze River Railway Bridge
Changfeng Reserved
Anqing
 Conventional Railway to Anqing West 

The Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway (Chinese: 宁安城际铁路) is a high-speed rail, passenger-dedicated line between cities of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province and Anqing, Anhui Province, in China.[1][2] Construction of the 258-kilometre (160 mi) railway began in January 2010, and the line was opened on 6 December 2015.[3]

This railway is a branch of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The route runs parallel to the Yangtze River, and passes through Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Tongling, and Chizhou,[4] 33 km of the railway will be located in Jiangsu, with 225 km in Anhui.[5] with a total of ten stations.[3]

The total investment is predicted to be 25.702 billion RMB, provided by the Railway departments of Jiangsu province and Anhui province.[5]

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.[6]

Operation[edit]

The capacity is estimated to be about 125 pairs of trains each day.[5] The trains will have a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour,[7] with the entire journey taking 90 minutes. The current travel time between the two cities is 8 hours.[8] 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.[7][9]

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.[10]

The cost to passengers will be 0.4 to 0.5 RMB (4 to 5 mao) per kilometre.[10]

Stations[edit]

The railway serves 10 stations along its route.[3]

Station Location Notes
Jiangsu
Nanjing South Nanjing Terminus
Jiangning West Nanjing
Anhui
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 Anqing City Terminus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nanjing". Government of 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". wanfangdata.com.cn. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ a b c 宁安高铁今日开通 创造多项世界之最 (in Chinese). Xinhua. 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nanjing-Anqing Intercity Rail Start to Build in Ma'anshan Section-rail-中安在线-english". English.anhuinews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  5. ^ a b c "Nanjing International". Government of Nanjing. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  6. ^ 安庆宁安城际铁路长江大桥今年元旦前合龙(图)
  7. ^ a b "High-speed Train Nanjing - Anqing - China Trekking Guide, Route, Map, Photo". Chinatrekking.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Construction of Nanjing-Anqing Rail Speeds Up-railway-中安在线-english". English.anhuinews.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  9. ^ "China HSR, Works in Progress". Dear Passengers. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Nanjing International". Nanjing.gov.cn. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 

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