Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan passenger railway
The Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan passenger railway, or 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 operated by China Railway High-speed, running from Shijiazhuang to Taiyuan, respectively the provincial capitals of Hebei and Shanxi, 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: the 27,848 m (17.304 mi)-long Taihang Tunnel, was broken through.Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine</ref>
- 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 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.
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- "Archived copy" 我国最长山岭隧道石太客运专线太行山隧道贯通 [My country's longest mountain tunnel, the Taihang Tunnel on the Shijizhuang–Taiyuan PDL, opens]. Xinhua News Hebei. 2007-12-23. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- 石太客运专线昨晚实现了全线贯通. Taiyuan News. 2008-12-26.[permanent dead link]
- 开往2009年的快铁——山西石太客运专线今日通车. China News Shanxi. 2009-01-01.
- 山西：石太客运专线动车组试验车2月18日试运行. China News Shanxi. 2009-02-04.
- 石太客运专线今运营. Sina News. 2009-04-01.
- Taiyuan schedule ‹See Tfd›(in Chinese)