Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway

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

Hengyang–Liuzhou intercity railway
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Train G2344 leaving Liuzhou railway station
Overview
Native name衡柳铁路
LocaleHengyang
Liuzhou
TerminiHengyang East
Liuzhou
Stations16
Service
Services1
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
History
Opened28 December 2013
Technical
Line length497.9 km (309 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Minimum radius
  • 3,500 m (11,500 ft) (normal)
  • 2,800 m (9,200 ft) (difficult)
  • existing curve in local areas
Electrification25 kV/50 Hz AC overhead catenary
Operating speed
  • 250 km/h (155 mph)
  • 200 km/h (124 mph) (Yongzhou–Guilin)
Maximum incline0.6%
Route map

km
Hengyang[1]
Hengyang East
link from Hengyang East[2]
Beijing–Guangzhou HSR to Guangzhou South
Taishan
Baishazhou
Tanzishan South
Qidong
Qiyang
Gaoxishi
Yongzhou
Luoyang–Zhanjiang railway to Zhanjiang
Dong'an East
Miaotou West
Quanzhou South
Songchuan
Xing'an North
Darongjiang North
Lingchuan
separation of Hunan–Guangxi railway towards Ertang
Guilin North
Guilin[3]
Ertang
Yongfu South
Huangla
Luzhai North
Xianglan North (reserved)[4]
Zhegujiang
Zhegujiang link
Qingmao
Liuzhou West
Liuzhou[5]
km

HistoryEdit

Construction commenced in 2009 and was completed in May 2013.[6] It was opened for service on 28 December 2013.[7]

RouteEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "衡阳枢纽总平面布置示意图" [Schematic diagram of the general layout of Hengyang Hub] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ "湘桂铁路湖南段和湘潭站、湘乡站改扩建工程竣工" [The Hunan Section of Xiang-Gui Railway and the reconstruction and expansion projects of Xiangtan Station and Xiangxiang Station have been completed]. Hunan Daily (in Chinese). 27 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  3. ^ "桂林市城市总体规划(2010-2020年)" [Guilin City Master Plan (2010-2020)]. Guilin Daily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  4. ^ "柳州规划构筑柳北城镇带打造西南工业走廊" [Liuzhou plans to construct Liubei town belt and create Southwest Industrial Corridor]. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. ^ "柳州市近期建设规划(2011-2015年)" [Liuzhou's recent construction plan (2011-2015)] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Liuzhou entering the high-speed rail era". China Daily. 28 April 2013.
  7. ^ "(untitled)". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)