Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway

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intercity railway
Pi County West Station.jpg
A CRH1A high speed train at the Pi County West Station
Status Operational
Locale Chengdu and Dujiangyan
Termini Chengdu
Guanxian Ancient Town
Stations 21
Services 1
Opened 12 May 2010
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Line length 94.2 km (59 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Operating speed 220 km/h (136.7 mph) max.
Stations and structures
Chengdu–Chongqing Railway
Dazhou–Chengdu Railway
Chengdu–Kunming Railway
Baoji–Chengdu Railway
Chengdu West Ring Railway
Xipu East
Line 2, Chengdu Metro
Line 2, Chengdu Metro
Pi County East
Pengzhou (building)
Buxingjie (building)
Pi County
Pengzhou South (building)
Gucheng (building)
Pi County West
Sandaoyan (building)
Xinmin (building)
Pengzhou Branch Line
Chongyi (planned)
Lidui Branch Line
Yingbin Road (building)
Zhongxing (planned)
Libing Square (building)
Guanxian Ancient Town (building)

The Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway is a dual-track, electrified, passenger-dedicated, high-speed rail line in Sichuan Province, connecting the provincial capital, Chengdu with the satellite city of Dujiangyan. The line is 65 kilometres (40 mi) in length with 15 stations. China Railways CRH1 train sets on the line reach a maximum speed of 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph) and make the full-trip in 30 minutes. The line was built in 18 months and entered into operation on May 12, 2010. The railway is built to withstand an 8.0-magnitude earthquake. The Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway has two branch lines : Pengzhou Branch line is 21.2 kilometres (13.2 mi) in length with 6 stations,[1] and Lidui Branch line is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) in length with 3 stations.[2]


The railway runs from the Chengdu Railway Station to Dujiangyan’s Qingchengshan railway station and passes through Pi County. Bridges and tunnels account for 67.8% of the line's total length. The longest viaduct is some 21 kilometres (13 mi). The line is built to withstand future earthquakes. Sound insulation panels were installed alongside the railway to reduce train noise near the tracks.[3] Clear panels allow passengers to enjoy rural scenery along this route.[3] The line shortened rail travel time from Chengdu to Dujiangyan by half, and will bring more tourist traffic to Dujiangyan’s World Heritage Sites, the city's ancient irrigation system and Mount Qingcheng, a sacred Daoist mountain.


Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories between different train categories in Xipu Railway Station, Chengdu. The double track of the urban railway (Line 2 of Chengdu Metro) is in the middle, while the double track of National rail transport system (Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway) is on both sides, respectively. It is the first implementation of It is the first implementation of Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories in China.[4]

The route uses CRH1 trains in eight-car train sets, which can carry 661 passengers.[5] Each day, 14 pairs of trains are scheduled daily between Chengdu and Qingchengshan Station, and 1 pair of trains are scheduled daily between Chengdu and Dujiangyan Station. 6 pairs start Chengdu Station and head up the Pengzhou Branch.


Stations and structures of Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway


Prices(¥) Chengdu Xipu Hongguangzhen Pi County West Dujiangyan Qingchengshan
Chengdu - 5 5 10 15 15
Xipu 5 - 5 5 10 10
Hongguangzhen 5 5 - 5 10 10
Pi County West 10 5 5 - 10 10
Dujiangyan 15 10 10 10 - 5
Qingchengshan 15 10 10 10 5 -


On May 28, 2008, 16 days after the Wenchuan earthquake devastated Dujiangyan and the western suburbs of Chengdu, the Chengdu city government and the Ministry of Railways agreed to build a high-speed railway line as part of the reconstruction of the disaster zone.[6] Construction began on November 4, 2008 and involved 20,000 workers at the cost of ¥13 billion.[3] The line entered trial operation on April 1, 2010 and full commercial operation began on May 12, 2010, the second anniversary of the large earthquake that killed some 70,000 people in the region.[3]


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