Hefei–Wuhan railway

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The Hewu line (simplified Chinese: 合武铁路; traditional Chinese: 合武鐵路; pinyin: Hé-Wǔ tiělù) is a 250 kilometres per hour (160 mph) high-speed railway in Chinese provinces of Anhui and Hubei, with trains running from Anhui's capital Hefei to Hubei's capital Wuhan. The railway opened on 31 December 2008, high-speed services started on April 1, 2009.[1] at 250 km/h (160 mph) and has been used by Shanghai–Nanjing–Hefei–Wuhan express trains since then.

Hefei–Wuhan railway
Dabie Mountains landscape - seen from Hewu Railway - P1050201.JPG
On the Hewu railway in Jinzhai County, Anhui
Overview
Other name(s)Hewu line
Native name合武铁路
StatusOperating
LocaleAnhui and Hubei, China
TerminiHefei
Hankou
Stations13
Service
TypeClass I
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
History
OpenedDecember 31, 2008
Technical
Line length359 km (223 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV AC
Operating speed250 km/h (160 mph)
Route map

km
Hefei South
0
Hefei
Taohuadian
19
Hefei West
Chang'anji
Nanfenlu
passing over Ningxi railway
92
Lu'an
Dushanzhen
Hongshigen tunnel (5,108 m)
144
Jinzhai
Jinzhai tunnel (10,766 m)
Tiantangzhai
Hongshíyan tunnel (7,820 m)
Dunyitang
Zhanglingguan tunnel (5,488 m)
Dabieshan tunnel (13,256 m)
Sanhe
253
Macheng North
292
Hong'an West
324
Hengdian East
359
Hankou

As of July 2010, scheduling systems showed nine daily D-series express trains running in each direction between Hefei and Wuhan's three train stations (Wuhan, Hankou, and Wuchang), making the trip in 2 hours to 2 hrs 40 min. Another six Shanghai-Wuhan D-series trains passed this section without stopping in Hefei.[2]

As of September 2013 the number of Daily departures each way is over 20 in order to increase train speed the line was upgraded to 350 km/h (220 mph).[3]

This railway is one of the sections of the important east-west route known as the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway (ShanghaiHankouChengdu).

The railway uses tunnels when crossing the Dabie Mountains on the Anhui–Hubei border.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Two high-speed rail links start April 1
  2. ^ Hefei to Wuhan (合肥→武汉) and Shanghai to Wuhan (上海→武汉) schedules on www.12306.cn
  3. ^ "China Trains Search (G & D Class)". Retrieved 26 September 2013.