Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway
|Opened||April 1, 2009|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||189 km (117 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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 1⁄2 in)|
|Maximum speed:||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|Stations and structures|
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.
- June 11, 2005: Construction of this line began.
- December 22, 2007: Taihang Mountain Tunnel (a total length of 27.8 km) was broken through. 
- 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.
- January 1, 2009: the official opening.
- February 18, 2009: EMU test car running.
- April 1, 2009: EMU put into formal operation.
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.