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.
|Locale||Hebei and Shanxi|
|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)|
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.