Qingdao–Jinan High-Speed Railway

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Qingdao–Taiyuan
High-Speed Railway
Qingdao–Jinan Section
青太高速铁路胶济段
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Under construction
Locale China
Operation
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 307.83 km (191 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 350 km/h (217 mph)


The Qingdao–Jinan High-Speed Railway, or Jiqing High-Speed Railway is an under construction high speed railway between Qingdao and Jinan, the two main cities of Shandong, China. Currently, Qingdao and Jinan is served by a quadruple track railway corridor consisting of the high speed Qingdao–Jinan Passenger Railway and the conventional Qingdao–Jinan Railway. This new railway will be part of the Qingdao–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway and the 4+4 National High Speed Rail Grid and provide further relief to rail transport between Qingdao and Jinan.[1] Planning was approved by the NDRC in June 10, 2014 with construction starting a year later.[2][3] Tracklaying started in 2017, with the whole line slated for opening by the end of 2018.[4] The railway is expected to shorten travel times between Qingdao and Jinan to 1 hour.[5] This is in contrast to the 2.5 hours needed on the Qingdao–Jinan Passenger Railway and 4 hours on the original conventional Qingdao–Jinan Railway.

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