Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan passenger railway


high-speed railway
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan section

Type High-speed rail
Locale Hebei and Shanxi
Opened April 1, 2009
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
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
0 km
Taiyuan East
3 km
connecting Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
connecting Datong–Xi'an high-speed railway to Datong South
Yangquan North
94.85 km
Taihang Tunnel (27,848 m)
Nanliang Tunnel (11,526 m)
Jingxing North
toward Shitai Railway to Taiyuan North
212 km
Connecting Shijiazhuang–Wuhan high-speed railway to Wuhan
Connecting Beijing–Guangzhou Railway to Guangzhou
Shiiazhuang North
225 km
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

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.[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.

History [ edit ]

  • 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 [ edit ]

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 [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  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 from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  3. ^ 石太客运专线昨晚实现了全线贯通. Taiyuan News. 2008-12-26. [permanent dead link]
  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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