Beijing–Kunming passageway

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Beijing-Kunming passageway
京昆通道
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Partly operational
Locale People's Republic of China
Termini Beijing
Chongqing (branch)
Kunming
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 50Hz 25,000V
Operating speed 200 to 350 km/h (124 to 217 mph)

The Beijing–Kunming passageway is a high-speed rail corridor running from Beijing to Kunming in Yunnan Province. The main route passes from Beijing through Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Xi'an and Chengdu before reaching Kunming. Apart from the main route, a branch line runs from Beijing to Taiyuan through Zhangjiakou and Datong, and a spur line from Chongqing connects to Kunming.

Route[edit]

Beijing–Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan–Kunming (main route)[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
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Length
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Construction
start date

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Beijing–Shijiazhuang
Beijing–Shijiazhuang high-speed railway
HSR connecting Beijing with Shijiazhuang. 350 281 2008 2012-12-26 [1][2]
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan
Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang with Taiyuan. 250 189 2005-06-11 2009-04-01 [3]
Taiyuan–Xi'an
Datong–Xi'an passenger railway (section)
PDL connecting Taiyuan with Xi'an. Part of longer route extending to Datong. 250 2009-12-03 [4] 2015
Xi'an-Chengdu
Xi'an–Chengdu high-speed railway (section)
HSR connecting Xi'an with Chengdu. 250 1435 2010-11-01 [5] 2017-12-06 [6]
Chengdu–Kunming
Chengdu–Kunming high-speed railway
HSR connecting Chengdu with Kunming. 200 1091 2006 2022

Beijing–Zhangjiakou–Datong–Taiyuan branch line[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
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Length
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Construction
start date

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Beijing–Zhangjiakou
Beijing–Zhangjiakou high-speed railway
HSR connecting Beijing with Zhangjiakou. 250 174 2014 2020
Zhangjiakou–Datong
Zhangjiakou–Datong high-speed railway
HSR connecting Shijiazhuang with Datong.
Datong–Taiyuan
Datong–Taiyuan high speed passenger railway
HSR connecting Datong with Taiyuan.

Chongqing–Kunming spur line[edit]

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