Chengdu–Guiyang high-speed railway

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Chengdu-Guiyang
high-speed railway
成贵高速铁路
Overview
LocaleChengdu
Guiyang
TerminiChengdu East
Guiyang East
Service
Services1
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
History
Opened2014/2019
Technical
Line length648 km (403 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed250 km/h
Route map

km
Chengdu East
Chengdu South
Shuangliu Airport Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Shuangliu West
Xinjin
Xinjin South
Pengshan North
Meishan East
Qingshen
Leshan
Emeishan, Emei
Left arrow Emeishan branch
Qianwei
Nixi
Pingshan
Yibin West
Zaojuebang passing loop
Changning
Xingwen
Weixin
Zhenxiong
Bijie
Dafang
Qianxi
Qingzhen West
Baiyun North
Guiyang North
Guiyang East
km

Chengdu-Guiyang high-speed railway is a major trunk high-speed railway between the provincial capitals of Chengdu, Sichuan and Guiyang, Guizhou via a small section traversing north east Yunnan province. It was selected for construction under the 11th Five Year Plan set by the Chinese Government. Construction started in 2010[citation needed] and was expected to be completed by 2014.[citation needed] The northern section of this line between Chengdu and Leshan forms the southern part of the operational Chengdu–Mianyang–Leshan intercity railway.[1][2][3]

The 135 km Chengdu – Leshan section opened in 2014, the 141 km Leshan – Yibin opened in June 2019,[4] while last 372 km Yibin - Guiyang section opened in December 2019.[5] Almost 82% of the route is on 468 bridges or in 183 tunnels.

Route[edit]

The 648 km (403 mi) route commences at Chengdu East, the line proceed south to Leshan and Yibin with in Sichuan before crossing the border into north east Yunnan at Zhaotong, Yiliang County, Zhenxiong County. Once into Guizhou, it travels through Bijie before arriving at Guiyang East. There is a 31 km (19 mi) branch from this route at Leshan to serve the large tourist demands at Emei Shan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10-hour Chengdu–Shanghai train opens this month; more fast trains on the way". gochengdoo.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Innovations and Practices of High-Speed Railway in China" (PDF). uncrd.or.jp. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ "The Chengdu–Guiyang High-Speed Rail Influence on the Location Advantage and Functional Positioning of Yibin City". en.cnki.com.cn. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Leshan – Yibin high speed line opens". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Yibin – Guiyang Passenger-Dedicated Line opens". Railway Gazette International. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.