Zhengzhou–Xuzhou high-speed railway
|Opened||September 10, 2016|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||362 km (225 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||350 km/h (217 mph)|
The length of the line is 362.39 kilometers and the investment is estimated to be CN¥48.62 billion. It is one of the segments of the Xulan high-speed railway, a high-speed mainline from Lanzhou to Xuzhou, paralleling the existing Longhai Railway line. Presently, the existing Xuzhou-Zhengzhou line is used e.g. by passenger trains traveling from Shanghai and Nanjing to Xi'an, Lanzhou, and points west.
It was announced in November 2012 that the construction work on the line will start the next month (December 2012). The construction project is expected to take 4 years, completing by December 2016.
The line started operation on 10 September 2016.
The railway will have 9 stations:
- Zhengzhou East
- Kaifeng North
- Lankao South
- Minquan North
- Yongcheng North
- Xiaoxian North
- Xuzhou East
- 郑徐高铁下月开工;徐州到郑州仅需80分钟 Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Construction work on the Zheng-Xu high-speed railway will start next month; Xuzhou to Zhengzhou in 80 minutes) 2012-11-8