Baoji–Lanzhou high-speed railway

The Baoji–Lanzhou high-speed railway is a high-speed railway operated by China Railway High-speed between Baoji in western Shaanxi province and Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. The railway cuts the rail travel between Baoji and Lanzhou from current five hours to one hour and a half (two hours in revenue service). It connects with the Xi'an–Baoji high-speed railway to the east and the Lanzhou–Urumqi high-speed railway to the west. The feasibility study report has been approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. The construction work was expected to start in the first half of 2011,[2] but it actually started in October 2012.[1][3][4] The line started operations on July 9, 2017.[5][6][7]

Xuzhou–Lanzhou
high-speed railway
Baoji–Lanzhou Section
徐兰高速铁路宝兰段
Overview
StatusOperating
LocaleShaanxi and Gansu
TerminiBaoji South
Lanzhou West
Service
TypeHigh-speed rail
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
History
OpenedJuly 9, 2017[1]
Technical
Line length401 km (249 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed250 km/h (155 mph)
Stations and structures
Up arrow 
Xi'an–Baoji high-speed railway
to Xi'an
Baoji South
Anping Overtaking
Dongcha
Shijiawan Overtaking
Tianshui South Railway Station
Qinan
Tongwei
Xiaxiaocha Overtaking
Dingxi North
Yuzhong
Left arrow 
Longhai Railway
to Lanzhou
Lanzhou West
Right arrow 
Lanzhou–Zhongchuan Airport ICR
to Lanzhou Airport
Down arrow 
Lanzhou–Xinjiang HSR
to Urumqi
Baoji–Lanzhou high-speed railway
Simplified Chinese徐兰高速铁路宝兰段
Traditional Chinese徐蘭高速鐵路寶蘭段
Baoji–Lanzhou Passenger Dedicated Line
Simplified Chinese宝兰客运专线
Traditional Chinese寶蘭客運專線

Seven stations are built along the line: Baoji South, Dongcha, Tianshui South, Qin'an, Tongwei, Dingxi North, and Lanzhou West. 92% of the total length is be elevated or in tunnels. The total investment is estimated to be CN¥ 64,000,000,000 (US$10 billion).[8] It is the first railway to serve Qin'an and Tongwei.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 宝鸡至兰州客运专线陕西段工程开工建设. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-21., 2012-10-21
  2. ^ :: 新华网 :: - 地方联播. Xinhuanet.com. 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  3. ^ 宝鸡至兰州铁路客运专线建设项目启动. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2012-10-21., Xinhua, 2012-10-21
  4. ^ 宝鸡至兰州的客运专线昨天在榆中奠基. 2012-10-27. Archived from the original on 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  5. ^ “丝路高铁”全线通车为“一带一路”发展奠定坚实基础. 西安网. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  6. ^ 7月1日起铁路实施新运行图 金华市民可坐高铁到大西北. 金华日报. 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  7. ^ 定了!宝兰高铁7月9日开通 郑州直达兰州不到5小时. 映象网-猛犸新闻客户端. 2017-07-06. Retrieved 2017-07-06 – via Sina Henan.
  8. ^ 国家发改委批复宝鸡至兰州客运专线 计划今年开工-甘肃频道-人民网. Gs.people.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-02-01.