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Shanghai–Kunming railway

Shanghai–Kunming railway

沪昆铁路
China Railways.svg
二道岩駅.jpg
The Erdaoyan Station on the Guikun Section of the Shanghai-Kunming Railway in Guizhou
Overview
Type Heavy rail
Status Active
Termini Shanghai

Shanghai South

Kunming
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway
Technical
Line length 2,690 km (1,670 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

km
0
Shanghai South
26
Songjiang
80
Jiaxing
108
Haining
167
Hangzhou East
312
Yiwu
360
Jinhua
446
Quzhou
557
Shangrao
673
Yingtan
1,125
Zhuzhou
1,151
Xiangtan
1,250
Loudi
1,565
Huaihua
1,652
Xinhuang
1,685
Yuping
1,746
Zhenyuan
1,834
Kaili
2,022
Guiyang
2,119
Anshun West
2,175
Liuzhi
2,271
Liupanshui
2,402
Xuanwei
2,503
Qujing North
2,660
Kunming

The Shanghai–Kunming Railway or Hukun Railway (simplified Chinese: 沪昆铁路; traditional Chinese: 滬昆鐵路; pinyin: hùkūn tiělù), also known as the Hukun Line, is a major arterial railroad across eastern, south central and southwest China. It connects Shanghai, whose shorthand name is Hu, and Kunming. The line has a total length of 2,690 km and passes through Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan Province. Major cities along route include Shanghai, Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua, Shangrao, Yingtan, Pingxiang, Zhuzhou, Huaihua, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, Qujing, and Kunming.

Line Description [ edit ]

The Hukun Line is double track from Shanghai's South Station to Liupanshui and single-track railway for about 400 km from Liupanshui to Kunming. The speed limit for Hukun Line is 200 km/h from Shanghai to Zhuzhou and it is 120 km/h from Zhuzhou to Huaihua. The entire line is electrified.

The Guiyang-Kunming Railway crossing the Kedu River near Liupanshui, Guizhou.

The Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway, runs parallel to the Shanghai–Kunming Railway.

History [ edit ]

The Shanghai–Kunming Railway has four major segments, which were built over a span of 70 years. In 2006, after the Ministry of Railways rebuilt sections along route and increased train travel speed, the four lines were collectively referred to as one.

Accidents [ edit ]

On May 23, 2010 (UTC+8), a passenger train derailed after heavy rains caused mudslides on the Hukun Line in Jiangxi Province, killing 19 passengers and injuring 71.[1]

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