Eurasia Continental Bridge passageway

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Eurasia Continental Bridge passageway
陆桥通道
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Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Partly operational
Locale Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang
Termini Lianyungang (planned)
Xuzhou
Urumqi
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 3,139 km (1,950 mi) (in operation)
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 Eurasia Continental Bridge passageway (simplified Chinese: 陆桥通道; traditional Chinese: 陸橋通道; pinyin: Lùqiáo Tōngdào) is a high-speed rail corridor connecting Lianyungang, a port in northern Jiangsu province, to Ürümqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang. The corridor passes through the cities of Xuzhou (Jiangsu), Zhengzhou (Henan), Xi'an (Shaanxi), Lanzhou (Gansu), and Xining (Qinghai) en route. Announced in 2016 as part of the "eight verticals and eight horizontals" railway network plan, the rail corridor is an extension of the existing Xuzhou–Lanzhou high-speed railway.

The railway may be considered to be part of the New Eurasian Land Bridge.

Sections[edit]

Section
Railway line
Description Designed
speed
(km/h)

Length
(km)

Construction
start date

Open date
Lianyungang–Xuzhou
Lianyungang–Xuzhou high-speed railway
HSR connecting Lianyungang and Xuzhou, under construction. 350 181 2017-08-30 [1]
Xuzhou–Zhengzhou
Zhengzhou–Xuzhou high-speed railway
HSR connecting Xuzhou & Zhengzhou 350 357 2012-12-26[2] 2016-09-10
Zhengzhou–Xi'an
Zhengzhou–Xi'an high-speed railway
HSR connecting Zhengzhou & Xian 350 455 2005-09-01 2010-02-06
Xi'an–Baoji
Xi'an–Baoji high-speed railway
HSR connecting Xi'an & Baoji 350 148 2009-11-22 2013-12-28[3]
Baoji–Lanzhou
Baoji–Lanzhou high-speed railway
HSR connecting Baoji & Lanzhou 200 to 250 403 2012-10[4][5][6] 2017-07-09[7]
Lanzhou-Xinjiang
Lanzhou–Xinjiang high-speed railway
HSR connecting Xinjiang with Lanzhou. 200 to 250 1776 2009-11-04 2014-12-26
Urumqi-Khorgas

References[edit]

  1. ^ 连徐铁路施工全面展开. 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2018-05-12. 
  2. ^ 郑徐高铁"超计划"动工 郑州将成"米"型高铁枢纽. China News Finance. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  3. ^ Zhu Ningzhu (28 December 2013). "China's railways mileage tops 100,000 km". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  4. ^ 宝鸡至兰州铁路客运专线建设项目启动. Retrieved 2012-10-21.  Archived May 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Xinhua, 2012-10-21
  5. ^ 宝鸡至兰州客运专线陕西段工程开工建设. Retrieved 2012-10-21.  Archived May 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., 2012-10-21
  6. ^ 宝鸡至兰州的客运专线昨天在榆中奠基. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  7. ^ "China's Baoji-Lanzhou high speed rail now in operation". CGTN. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 

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