Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway

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Shanghai–Kunming
High-Speed Railway
沪昆高速铁路
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Operating
Locale China
Termini Shanghai Hongqiao
Shanghai South
Kunming South
Stations 55
Operation
Opened 26 October 2010 (Shanghai–Hangzhou Section)
28 December 2016 (whole line)
Owner China Railways
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 2,066 km (1,284 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 350 km/h (220 mph)
Route map
Shanghai-Kunming Line.png

The Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway is a high-speed railway line in the People's Republic of China. The whole line started operating 28 December 2016.[1] It is part of the CRH's system of passenger dedicated lines, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming. It will parallel much of the current lower-speed Shanghai–Kunming Railway and will also pass through the cities of Hangzhou and Changsha.[2]

Status[edit]

The operational sections include Shanghai-Hangzhou, Hangzhou-Changsha and Changsha-Guiyang. The Guiyang-Kunming section was opened on 28 December 2016.

Components[edit]

Section Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Shanghai–Kunming
High-Speed Railway

Shanghai-Kunming Railroad.svg
HSR Corridor connecting East, Central and Southwest China. It consists of three sections connecting Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changsha and Kunming. 350 2,066 2008-12-28[dubious ] 2016-12-28
Shanghai–Hangzhou Section
(Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway)
HSR connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou. 350 150 2009-02-26 2010-10-26
Hangzhou–Changsha Section
(Hangzhou–Changsha High-Speed Railway)
HSR connecting Hangzhou & Changsha, via Nanchang. 350 933 2009-12-22 Hangzhou–Nanchang Section: 2014-12-10[3]
Nanchang–Changsha Section: 2014-09-16[4]
Changsha–Kunming Section
(Changsha–Kunming High-Speed Railway)
HSR connecting Changsha & Kunming 350 1,175 2010-03-26 Changsha–Xinhuang Section: 2014-12-16[5]
Xinhuang-Guiyang Section: 2015-06-18
Guiyang-Kunming section: 2016-12-28

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