Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway

The Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed 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.[1]

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

Qingdao–Taiyuan
high-speed railway
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan section
青太高速铁路石太段
ChinaRailwayHighspeed
Overview
Type High-speed rail
Locale Hebei and Shanxi
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)
Stations and structures

Connecting Datong–Puzhou Railway to Datong
Taiyuan
0 km
Taiyuan East
3 km
connecting Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
connecting Datong–Xi'an high-speed railway to Datong South
Donglingjing
Yangquan North
94.85 km
Taihang Tunnel (27,848 m)
Nanliang Tunnel (11,526 m)
Jingxing North
toward Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
Huolu
212 km
Connecting Shijiazhuang–Wuhan high-speed railway to Wuhan
Connecting Beijing–Guangzhou Railway to Guangzhou
Shiiazhuang North
225 km
Shijiazhuang
197.5 km
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

History

  • June 11, 2005: Construction of this line began.
  • December 22, 2007: the 27,848 m (17.304 mi)-long Taihang Tunnel, was broken through.[2]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.[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

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.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dingding, Xin (25 March 2009). "High-speed rails to slash travel time". China Daily. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ 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 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 石太客运专线昨晚实现了全线贯通. Taiyuan News. 2008-12-26.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 石太客运专线今运营. Sina News. 2009-04-01.
  7. ^ Taiyuan schedule (in Chinese)

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