Beijing–Kunming passageway

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Beijing-Kunming passageway
京昆通道
ChinaRailwayHighspeed.svg
Overview
TypeHigh-speed rail
StatusPartly operational
LocalePeople's Republic of China
TerminiBeijing
Chongqing (branch)
Kunming
Operation
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification50Hz 25,000V
Operating speed200 to 350 km/h (124 to 217 mph)

The Beijing–Kunming passageway is a high-speed rail corridor running from Beijing to Kunming in Yunnan Province. The main route passes from Beijing through Xiong'an, Xinzhou, Taiyuan, Xi'an and Chengdu before reaching Kunming. Apart from the main route, a branch line runs from Beijing to Taiyuan through Zhangjiakou and Datong, and a spur line from Chongqing connects to Kunming.

Route[edit]

Beijing–Xiong'an–Xinzhou–Taiyuan–Kunming (main route)[edit]

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Beijing–Xiong'an
Beijing–Xiong'an intercity railway
Intercity railway connecting Beijing with Xiong'an. 250-350 92.783 2016-12-30 2019-09 (Beijing section)
2020 (Hebei section)[1]
Xiong'an–Xinzhou
Xiong'an–Xinzhou high-speed railway
HSR connecting Xiong'an with Xinzhou. 350 340
Xinzhou–Taiyuan–Xi'an
Datong–Xi'an high-speed railway (section)
HSR connecting Xinzhou, Taiyuan with Xi'an. Part of longer route extending to Datong. 350 570 2009-12-03 [2] 2014-07-01[3]
Xi'an-Chengdu
Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway (section)
HSR connecting Xi'an with Chengdu. 250 663 2010-11-01 [4] 2017-12-06 [5]
Chengdu–Zigong–Yibin
Chengdu–Kunming high-speed railway
HSR connecting Chengdu, Zigong and Yibin 350 259 2018-12-21 2023

Chongqing–Kunming spur line[edit]

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Chongqing–Kunming
Chongqing–Kunming high-speed railway
HSR connecting Chongqing and Kunming

Beijing–Zhangjiakou–Datong–Taiyuan branch line[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
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Construction
start date

Open date
Beijing–Zhangjiakou
Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway
Intercity Railway connecting Beijing with Zhangjiakou. 250-350 174 2014 2019-12
Zhangjiakou–Datong
Zhangjiakou–Datong high-speed railway
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang with Datong. 250 137 2015-12 2019[6]
Datong–Taiyuan
Datong–Taiyuan high-speed railway
HSR connecting Datong with Taiyuan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "京雄城际铁路全线开工 新机场至雄安段2020年底投用". 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  2. ^ (Chinese) "西安五年后4小时抵京5小时到沪高铁将直达乌市" 华商网-华商报 2010-01-29
  3. ^ "Taiyuan – Xi'an high speed line opens". Railway Gazette. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  4. ^ http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/2010-11/12/content_1744203.htm
  5. ^ "Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed trains to begin operation on Dec 6". China Daily. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  6. ^ "Construction of Datong-Zhangjiakou railway in full swing". english.visitbeijing.com.cn. Retrieved 2019-01-16.

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