Qinhuangdao–Shenyang passenger railway

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Qinshen Passenger Railway
Overview
TypeHigh-speed rail
Technical
Line length404 km
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification
Operating speed250 km/h max.
Stations and mileage
Qinhuangdao
0 km
Shanhaiguan
16 km
Dongdaihe
26.5 km
Suizhong North
79 km
Huludao North
138 km
Jinzhou South
181 km
Panjin North
250 km
Tai'an
305 km
Liaozhong
336 km
Huanggutun (closed)
401 km
Shenyang North
404 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 and Shenyang, Liaoning spanning a distance of 404 km (251 mi). Construction started on August 16, 1999. 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]

A China Railways CRH5 train on the Qinshen PDL.

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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.