Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway

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Qingdao–Taiyuan
High-Speed Railway
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan Section
青太高速铁路石太段
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Overview
Type CRH
Locale China
Operation
Opened April 1, 2009
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 189 km (117 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 50 Hz, 25,000 V
Operating speed 250 km/h (160 mph)
Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High-Speed Railway
Line length: 189 km (117 mi)
Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Stations and structures
stations and mileage
Connecting Datong–Puzhou Railway to Datong
Taiyuan 0km
Taiyuan East 3km
connecting Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
connecting Datong-Xi'an High-Speed Railway to Datong South
Donglingjing
Yangquan North 94.85km
Taihang Mountain Tunnel(27,848m)
Nanliang Tunnel(11,526m)
Jingxing North
toward Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
Huolu 212km
Connecting Shijiazhuang–Wuhan High-Speed Railway to Wuhan
Connecting Beijing–Guangzhou Railway to Guangzhou
Shiiazhuang North 225km
Shijiazhuang 197.5km
Connecting ShiDe Railway to Dezhou
Connecting Beijing-Guangzhou Railway to Fengtai
Connecting Beijing–Shijiazhuang High-Speed Railway to Beijing West
Connecting Shijiazhuang–Jinan High-Speed Railway to Jinan East

The Shitai Passenger Railway (simplified Chinese: 石太客运专线; traditional Chinese: 石太客運專線; pinyin: Shí-Tài Kèyùn Zhuān Xiàn) is a 190-kilometre long (120 mi) high-speed railway in China, running from Shijiazhuang to Taiyuan at 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph). The railway opened on April 1, 2009.[1]

The railway crosses the Taihang mountain range in Taihang Tunnel, which, at almost 28 kilometres (17 mi) long, is (as of 2010) the longest railway tunnel in China.

History[edit]

  • June 11, 2005: Construction of this line began.
  • December 22, 2007: Taihang Mountain Tunnel (a total length of 27.8 km) was broken through. [2]
  • December 25, 2008: TISCO Bridge was completed, bringing the Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan PDL more than a week ahead of the scheduled construction time with all track laying completed.[3]
  • January 1, 2009: the official opening.[4]
  • February 18, 2009: EMU test car running.[5]
  • April 1, 2009: EMU put into formal operation.[6]

Services[edit]

The Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan High-Speed Railway is used by G- and D-series trains. Initially, they mostly ran just between Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang. With the opening of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, which runs through Shijiazhuang, in December 2012, almost all of these trains have been extended beyond Shijiazhuang: most of them now continue north to Beijing, while some go south, to Wuhan, Guangzhou, and other points along the line.[7]

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