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Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway

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The Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity railway, also known as the Jingzhang Intercity Railway, is high-speed railway currently under construction between Beijing and Zhangjiakou in Hebei province. This route will have a length of approximately 173.947 kilometers of double tracked high speed rail, with a maximum speed of 350 km/h (220 mph) between Changping and Donghuayuan North. However within urban Beijing the maximum speed is restricted to between 120 to 80 km/h (75 to 50 mph).[1] The rest of the line has a designed speed of 250 km/h (160 mph) but operating at 200 km/h (120 mph). The line is expected to be complete by August 2019.[2]

Beijing–Zhangjiakou intercity railway
京张城际铁路
ChinaRailwayHighspeed.svg
Construction site near Huilongguan, Beijing
Overview
Type High-speed rail
Status Under construction
Locale Beijing
Hebei
Termini Beijing North
Zhangjiakou South
Stations 10
Services 1
Operation
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 173.947 km (108.086 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map

Beijing North
Qinghe
Shahe
Beijing Northern Circle Railway
Changping
Badaling Great Wall
to Yanqing
Donghuayuan North
Huailai
Xiahuayuan North
Xuanhua North
Zhangjiakou South

Initially the line was planned to feature 9 stations, with a 10th station added with the branch to Yanqing. The railway was originally scheduled to start construction in 2009,[3] however due to the Ministry of Railways adjusting the high-speed rail construction program this was postponed until 2014.[4] This railway is expected to connect with the future Zhangjiakou–Hohhot High-Speed Railway and Datong–Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway (zh), both also currently under construction.

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Route descriptionEdit

Leading north from Beijing North Railway Station the line will pass Qinghe Railway Station, Shahe Railway Station, Changping Railway Station. It will entering a tunnel under the Great Wall and with a new station, Badaling Great Wall Railway Station, this will avoid the famous switchback, zigzag conventional railway line. North of this tunnel will connect the Hong Yan branch to Yanqing in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games venues there. After entering Hebei provincial territory, there will be a new station at Donghuayuan North Railway Station, travelling along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou highway across the Guanting Reservoir, before arriving at the Huailai Railway Station, the new stations at Xiahuayuan North Railway Station, Xuanhua North Railway Station before terminating at the existing Zhangjiakou South Railway Station.

Total length of this project 173.947 kilometres, of which 70.42 kilometres will be with in Beijing and 103.527 kilometres with in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. The project has an estimated investment cost of 23.62 billion Yuan. Construction of the unit is carried out by the "Beijing-Zhangjiakou Inter-city Railway Limited ", a company incorporated in November 7, 2013. Registered capital of 100 million yuan. Shareholders are in this company are the Beijing Railway Bureau (60.02%), Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co. Ltd. (formerly the Beijing Subway Group Co., Ltd.) (32.42%) and Zhangjiakou Winton Holdings Limited with 7.56% of total shares.

StationsEdit

Station
Name
Chinese Total distance (km) Travel Time High-speed rail
transfers
Metro and local rail
transfers
Platforms Tracks served
by platform
Location
Beijing North 北京北 0 0 (   2   4   13  via Xizhimen) Beijing Xicheng
Qinghe 清河 Haidian
Shahe 沙河 Changping
Changping 昌平
Badaling Great Wall 八达岭长城 Yanqing
Donghuayuan North 东花园北 Hebei Zhangjiakou Huailai
Huailai 怀来
Xiahuayuan North 下花园北 Xiahuayuan
Xuanhua North 宣化北 Xuanhua
Zhangjiakou South 张家口南 Zhangjiakou–Hohhot High-Speed Railway (future)

Zhangjiakou–Datong High-Speed Railway (future)

Jingbao Railway
Zhangji Railway
Qiaodong

2022 Winter Olympic GamesEdit

This high-speed railway is considered a crucial and vital link between all three venue clusters for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing. The urban area of Beijing will host most of the indoor skating, ice hockey and curling events plus the opening and closing ceremonies. Yanqing District, a suburban district of Beijing, will host Alpine skiing plus the luge and bobsleigh. Zhangjiakou, a city in Hebei Province, will host Nordic skiing, snowboarding and freestyle skiing. This railway places all venues within one hour of each other.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 京张高铁正线设10座车站 全长174公里-便民提示-首都之窗-北京市政务门户网站. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  2. ^ 京张高铁预计明年8月试运行-新华网. www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  3. ^ 京张京唐城际铁路下半年动工.
  4. ^ 京沈、京张、京唐城际铁路将缓建. Beijing Youth Paper (北京青年报). Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-13.