Qingdao–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway

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Qingdao–Taiyuan
High-Speed Railway
青太高速铁路
ChinaRailwayHighspeed.svg
Overview
Type High-speed rail
Locale Shandong
Hebei
Shanxi
Termini Qingdao
Taiyuan South
Stations ~30
Operation
Owner China Railways
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 873 km (542 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 250 km
Route map
Qingdao-Taiyuan Line.png

The Qingdao–Taiyuan high-speed railway (simplified Chinese: 青太高速铁路; traditional Chinese: 青太高速鐵路; pinyin: Qīngtài Gāosù Tiělù) is a high-speed railway line under construction in China. It is part of the CRH's system of passenger dedicated lines, connecting Qingdao Station and Taiyuan South Station. It will be 873 km long. When complete it will shorten travel times between Qingdao amd Taiyuan from the current 12 hours to about 4 hours.[1]

Status[edit]

Qingdao–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway is made of three sections. Currently, one section is operational and trains are detouring via the Qingdao–Jinan Passenger Railway until the Qingdao-Jinan Section is complete, while the Shijiazhuang-Jinan section is under construction and will open in 2018.

Components[edit]

Operational lines are marked with green background.

Section Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Qingdao–Taiyuan
High-Speed Railway

Qingdao-Taiyuan Railroad.svg
HSR Corridor across North China consisting of three segments connecting Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Jinan and Qingdao. 250 817 2005-06-01 2018
Qingdao-Jinan Section
(Qingdao–Jinan High-Speed Railway)
HSR connecting Qingdao and Jinan 350 308 2015-01-23 2018
Jinan-Shijiazhuang Section
(Shijiazhuang–Jinan High-Speed Railway)
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang & Jinan via Dezhou 250 319 2013[2] 2018
Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan Section
(Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway)
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang & Taiyuan. 250 190 2005-06-11 2009-04-01

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