Guangzhou–Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway

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Guangzhou–Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway
CR GZ frontage of Sanshuibei Sta.jpg
Sanshuibei station front square
Overview
Native name广佛肇城际轨道交通
广佛肇线
StatusOperating
LocalePeople's Republic of China
TerminiZhaoqing
Guangzhou South
Stations11
Service
TypeHigher-speed/regional rail
SystemPearl River Delta Metropolitan Region intercity railway
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Rolling stockChina Railways CRH6
History
OpenedMarch 30, 2016
Technical
Line length79.717 km (50 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification50 Hz 25,000 V
Operating speed200 km/h (124 mph)
Guangfozhao ICR route map
Guangfozhao ICR
Up arrow 
Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong XRL
to Shenzhen North
Guangzhou South
Left arrow 
Wuhan–Guangzhou HSR
to Guangzhou North
Left arrow 
Guangzhou–Sanshui Railway
to Guangzhou
Maintenance Depot
Right arrow 
Guangzhou–Sanshui Railway
to Foshan
Foshan West[1]
Left arrow 
Guang Link Railway
 
Down arrow 
Guiyang–Guangzhou HSR & Nanning–Guangzhou HSR
to Zhaoqing East
Shishan
Guangzhou–Zhuhai Railway (Freight Only)[2]
Shishan North
Sanshui North
Up arrow 
Guangzhou–Maoming Railway
to Foshan
Down arrow 
Guangzhou–Maoming Railway
to Zhaoqing
Yundonghai
Bei River[2]
Dawang
Sihui
Right arrow 
Guiyang–Guangzhou HSR & Nanning–Guangzhou HSR
to Foshan West
[2]
Dinghu East
Down arrow 
Guiyang–Guangzhou HSR & Nanning–Guangzhou HSR
to Guiyang North & Nanning
[2]
Dinghushan
Ling Mountain Tunnel
2203m[3]
Duanzhou
Up arrow 
Guangzhou–Maoming Railway
to Foshan
Zhaoqing
Down arrow 
Guangzhou–Maoming Railway
to Maoming

Guangzhou–Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway, also known as Guangfozhao intercity railway or Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway, is a regional railway within Guangdong province, China. It connects the provincial capital of Guangzhou with Zhaoqing, via Foshan. It is a part of the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region intercity railway network. It commenced operations on March 30, 2016.[4]

Overview[edit]

From Guangzhou to Foshan, the line is 53 km long,[5] and it continues for another 112.9 km to Zhaoqing. Between Guangzhou and Foshan, the line has a westerly heading.[5] From Foshan West railway station, the line continues west through Shishan Town in Nanhai District, across Shishan Industrial Park, over the Guangzhou–Zhuhai railway and entering Sanshui District. The line then crosses the Bei River and passes through the Zhaoqing High-tech Industrial Development Zone. The line then turns southwest, crossing the Sui river, the Guangzhou–Maoming Railway and State Road 321, and passes through Dinghu District before reaching Zhaoqing.[6][7] The line has 19 stations, 8 between Guangzhou and Foshan,[5] and 11 between Foshan and Zhaoqing. The line is connected to the Guiyang–Guangzhou high-speed railway and the Nanning–Guangzhou high-speed railway. The operational speed on the line is 200 km/h.[8]

History[edit]

Construction of the Foshan and Sanshui segments of the line started on September 29, 2009[9] and June 18, 2010 respectively.[10] As of April 20, 2011, the planned terminus was tentatively set at Dachong railway station.[11] On March 8, 2012 the line was renamed from "Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway" to "Guangzhou–Zhaoqing intercity railway". Plans for the line were also revised, extending the line to Guangzhou South railway station.[12] In July 2012, the plans were revised yet again, with the line being extended to Zhaoqing railway station. The route for this section was determined by September 2012.[13][14] Construction of the Dachong elevated viaduct started on December 18, 2012,[15] and construction of the Guangzhou-Foshan segment of the line started in 2013.[5] The line commenced operations on March 30, 2016.[4]

Stations[edit]

Station
Station Name Distance
km
PRD MIR (CR C-train)
transfers/connections
Metro
transfers/connections
Location
English Chinese
IZQ Guangzhou South (Guangzhounan) 广州南 0.00 0.00  GZ   GFC   FG 
Chencun 陈村 3.92  GFC   FG 
Beijiao 北滘 6.63  GFC   FG 
Foshan Xincheng 佛山新城 5.21  GFC   FG 
Zhangcha 张槎 9.48  GFC   FG 
(Sanyanqiao Junction)
Through-service via Guangmao railway to/from Guangzhou & via Nanguang HSR to/from Guangzhounan
FOQ Foshan West (Foshanxi) 佛山西 0.00 0.00  GFC   FG  Nanhai, Foshan
KSQ Shishan 狮山 8.10 8.10
NSQ Shishan North (Shishanbei) 狮山北 3.75 11.85
ARQ Sanshui North (Sanshuibei) 三水北 6.37 18.22 Sanshui, Foshan
NAQ Yundonghai 云东海 11.17 29.39
WWQ Dawang 大旺 5.93 35.32 Gaoyao, Zhaoqing
AHQ Sihui 四会 6.33 41.65 Sihui, Zhaoqing
UWQ Dinghu East (Dinghudong) 鼎湖东 12.28 53.93 Dinghu, Zhaoqing
NVQ Dinghushan 鼎湖山 9.13 63.06
WZQ Duanzhou 端州 10.70 73.76 Duanzhou, Zhaoqing
ZVQ Zhaoqing 肇庆 7.50 81.26

References[edit]

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