Qinhuangdao–Shenyang passenger railway

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Qinhuangdao–Shenyang passenger railway
Qinshen PDL.JPG
A China Railways CRH5 train on the Qinshen PDL
Service
TypeHigh-speed rail
Technical
Line length404 km
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification
Operating speed250 km/h max.
Route map

km
0
Qinhuangdao
16
Shanhaiguan
24
Dongdaihe
79
Suizhong North
Xincheng West
138
Huludao North
181
Jinzhou South
Jinzhou East
250
Panjin North
305
Tai'an
336
Liaozhong
401
Huanggutun
404
Shenyang North
km

Qinhuangdao–Shenyang passenger railway or Qinshen railway (simplified Chinese: 秦沈客运专线; traditional Chinese: 秦瀋客運專線; pinyin: Qínshěn Kèyùn Zhuānxiàn) is a passenger-dedicated high-speed railway between Qinhuangdao, Hebei province and Shenyang, Liaoning province of China, spanning a distance of 404 km (251 mi). Construction started on August 16, 1999. Formally opened on October 12, 2003, it is the first newly built high-speed railway in China, costing CN¥15.7 billion (US$1.9 billion).[1] It is an electrified dual-track railway designed for a top speed of 200 km/h (120 mph). By 2007 its top speed was increased to 250 km/h (160 mph). In 2002, high-speed train China Star achieved a top speed of 321 km/h (199 mph) on Qinshen railway, setting a record for Chinese train speed. Currently, most of the passenger trains between Qinhuangdao to Shenyang are diverted to this railway from Shenshan railway.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "China opens first dedicated high-speed line: China continues to expand its railway network. It is also improving the technology it employs in constructing new lines and developing new rolling stock in an effort to increase train speeds". International Railway Journal. 1 August 2003. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2015 – via HighBeam Research.