Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway

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Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway
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Overview
Native name衡柳铁路
LocaleHengyang
Liuzhou
TerminiHengyang East
Liuzhou
Services1
Operation
Opened28 December 2013
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length497.9 km (309 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed250 km/h (155 mph)

Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway is a high-speed railway in South-Western China, connecting Hunan and Guangxi provinces. It will allow for a high-speed connection with the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway and will link with the Guangxi capital of Nanning via the Liuzhou–Nanning intercity railway. It has allowed for direct high-speed services from Beijing to Guilin in only 10 hours.

History[edit]

Construction commenced in 2009 and was completed in May 2013.[1] It was opened for service on 28 December 2013.[2]

Route[edit]

The 497.9 km long route has a designed maximum speed of 250 km/h. It departs from the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway at Hengyang East Railway Station, it then travels west through the major cities of Yongzhou, Guilin and arriving at Liuzhou

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Liuzhou entering the high-speed rail era". China Daily. 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ "(untitled)". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.