Nanning–Pingxiang high-speed railway

The Nanning–Pingxiang high-speed railway is a planned high-speed railway between Pingxiang and Nanning in southern China. The route would connect to railways in northern Vietnam, and this line is seen as the first stage of a high-speed network reaching as far as Singapore,[1][2] however Vietnam does not have near-future plans to continue the line to Hanoi. Cross-border traffic will therefore be limited to using the slow Hanoi–Đồng Đăng railway.[3]

Nanning–Pingxiang
high-speed railway
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Location of Guangxi in southern China, by the Vietnamese border
Overview
Native name崇凭铁路
StatusUnder construction
TerminiNanning
Pingxiang East
Service
Operator(s)China Railway High-speed
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed250 km/h (155 mph)

Rather than being a central government initiative, this project is largely being coordinated at a regional level, in Guangxi.[4][5]

The line is being built in two stages: Nanning to Chongzuo, and Chongzuo to Pingxiang. Construction on the first stage is underway. Construction on the second stage is due to start by the end of 2020.[6]

HistoryEdit

Erection of the overhead wires for the Nanning to Chongzuo section began in December 2020.[7]

RouteEdit

Between Fusui South and Pingxiang East, the line runs roughly parallel to the Hunan–Guangxi railway.

StationsEdit

Station Name Chinese Transport connections
Nanning    1   2 
Wuxu Airport Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Fusui South
Qujiu South (reserved)
Chongzuo South
Ningming East
Longzhou
Pingxiang East

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Une ligne TGV va relier la Chine à Singapour". Retrieved 2011-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "High-speed railway to boost trade". Retrieved 2011-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lạng Sơn muốn làm đường sắt kết nối với Trung Quốc" [Lang Son wants to build a railway connecting to China]. TUOI TRE ONLINE (in Vietnamese). 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  4. ^ "CHINA-SINGAPORE HS". Railways Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Guangxi to build Nanning-S'pore high-speed rails via Laos, Thailand & M'sia - Apple Travel". Retrieved 2011-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "广西将建崇左至凭祥铁路!新设宁明东、龙州、凭祥东3个站!-广西新闻网". www.gxnews.com.cn. Retrieved 2020-12-21.
  7. ^ "南崇铁路又有新进展!预计于2022年建成通车". gx.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 2020-12-21.