Xiaoshan–Ningbo railway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Xiaoshan–Ningbo railway
CRH2-126E on Xiaoyong Railway in Ningbo.jpg
China Railway High-speed trainset on Xiaoyong railway.
TypeHeavy rail
TerminiXiaoshan District, Hangzhou
Stations23 (14 active)
Operator(s)China Railway
Line length147.32 km (91.54 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Up arrow Hangyong, Hangchang HSR to Hangzhou East
Left arrow Xiaoxiao Link to Xiaoshanxi
0 Hangzhou South
Left arrow Hukun railway to Bailutang
Left arrow Hangchang HSR to Changsha South
9 Xiajiaqiao
Hangyong HSR
18 Qianqing
29 Keqiao
Left arrow Lizhu railway to Lanting
38 Shaoxing
43 Shaoxingdong
48 Gaobu (deprecated)
48 Shaoxingdong (new site)
55 Taoyan (deprecated)
63 Dongguanzhen (deprecated)
67 Shangyu
Cao'e Railway Bridge
76 Yiting (deprecated)
81 Wufu (deprecated)
88 Mazhu (deprecated)
94 Yuyaoxi
99 Yuyao
Right arrow Yuci railway to Dayangshan
104 Shushan
111 Zhangting (deprecated)
121 Yejia (deprecated)
127 Cicheng
Branch for Hangzhou direction
133 Hongtang Depot
134 Ningbobei (new site)
Right arrow Hongzhen railway to Zhenhai
Hangyong HSR
Branch for Hangzhou direction
139 Zhuangqiao
Right arrow Baisha railway to Ningbobei
Qinglindu Railway Bridge
147 Ningbo
Down arrow Yongtaiwen railway to Wenzhou South
Down arrow Beilun Railway to Beilun

The Xiaoshan–Ningbo railway or Xiaoyong railway (simplified Chinese: 萧甬铁路; traditional Chinese: 蕭甬鐵路; pinyin: xiāoyōng tiělù), is a double-track railroad in eastern China between Hangzhou and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. Its name in Chinese, the Xiaoyong Line, is named after the railway's two terminal stations, Xiaoshan, a suburban district of Hangzhou on the southern bank of Qiantang River, and Ningbo, whose Chinese character abbreviation is yong. The line is 147.3 km (92 mi) long and was originally built in three parts in 1912, 1914 and 1936 and then rebuilt in 1959 and electrified in 2009. Cities along route include Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Shangyu, Yuyao and Ningbo, all in Zhejiang Province.

Line history[edit]

The Qinglindu Bridge of the Xiaoyong railway in Ningbo

The oldest section on the Xiaoyong railway is the 18.19 km section between Ningbo and Cicheng, which entered into operation in December 1912. The Ningbo to Cao'e section, 78 km in length, followed in June 1914, and the Xiaoshan to Cao'e section was completed in October 1936.[1] During the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, the railway line was dismantled to prevent its use by the invading Japanese.[1] Following the end of World War II, the railroad bed was converted into a highway. In 1953, the railway was rebuilt in parts and completed in 1959 with the assistance of Soviet engineers. From 2002 to 2009, the line was electrified.[1] Since 2017 a number a commuter railway services started operating on segments of the line with Line S1 Ningbo–Yuyao intercity railway operating in Ningbo and Line S2 Shaoxing Tourism New Transit railway operating in Shaoxing.[2]

Rail junctions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c (Chinese) "百年萧甬话今昔" Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine 2010-07-19
  2. ^ "绍兴风情旅游新干线18日正式开通,先免费乘坐十天,明起开始领票_掌上绍兴". www.sxnews.cn. Retrieved 2018-06-28.