Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway

The Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway (Chinese: 沪杭客运专线 or 沪杭高速铁路), also known as the Huhang high-speed railway or Huhang passenger railway is a high-speed rail line in China between Shanghai and Hangzhou, Zhejiang. The line is 202 km (126 mi) in length and designed for commercial train service at 350 km/h (217 mph). It was built in 20 months and opened on October 26, 2010. The line shortened travel time between the two cities from 78 to 45 minutes.[2][4] The line is also used by trains departing Shanghai's terminals for Nanchang, Changsha, Guiyang, and Kunming making it part of the Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway. It has made the proposed Shanghai–Hangzhou Maglev Line unlikely.

Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
沪杭客运专线
Shanghai-Hangzhou High-speed Railway spanning G60 expressway.jpg
Viaduct carrying the Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
Overview
TypeHigh-speed rail
StatusOperating
LocaleShanghai and Zhejiang
TerminiShanghai Hongqiao railway station
Hangzhou East railway station
Hangzhou railway station
Daily ridership82,000 per day (2011)[1]
Operation
OpenedOctober 26, 2010
Rolling stockCRH1A CRH1B CRH1E CRH2A CRH2B CRH2C CRH2E CRH3C CRH380A CRH380AL[2] CRH380B CRH380BL CRH380CL CRH380D CR400BF CR400BF-A CR400BF-B
Technical
Line length169 kilometres (105 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed350 km/h[3]
Shanghai–Hangzhou high-speed railway
Simplified Chinese线 or
Traditional Chinese or
Tickets for the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway
Map of the Huhang HSR to scale

Speed recordsEdit

In September 2010, a test train on the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed line achieved a speed of 416.6 km/h (259 mph) setting a Chinese train speed record.[2]

In October 2010, Chinese officials stated that a bullet train on the Huhang high-speed railway had set a new world record for train speed on a scheduled trip at 262 mph (422 km/h).[5]

EtymologyEdit

"" () is the official abbreviation for Shanghai and "Háng" () stands for Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province.

Railway StationsEdit

There are nine railway stations on the line:

On July 1, 2013, the new Hangzhou East station was opened which serves the Shanghai–Hangzhou Passenger Railway, as well as the Hangzhou–Ningbo high-speed railway, the Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway,[7] and the Hangzhou–Changsha high-speed railway.

Station Chinese Distance
(km)
Prefecture Province Metro transfers
Shanghai Hongqiao 上海虹桥 0.00 Shanghai Shanghai    2   10   17 
Songjiang South 松江南 31.00 Shanghai Shanghai    9 
Jinshan North 金山北 48.00 Shanghai Shanghai
Jiashan South 嘉善南 67.00 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Jiaxing South 嘉兴南 84.00 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Tongxiang 桐乡 112.00 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Haining West 海宁西 133.00 Jiaxing Zhejiang
Yuhang 余杭 144.00 Hangzhou Zhejiang    1 
Hangzhou East 杭州东 159.00 Hangzhou Zhejiang    1   4 
Hangzhou 杭州 169.00 Hangzhou Zhejiang    1 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c xinhuanet (October 26, 2010). "China unveils Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway; eyes network extension". Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  3. ^ Xin Dingding and Zhang Qi, "More high-speed trains slow down to improve safety", China Daily, 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  4. ^ http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/585860.shtml. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "China claims world record for fastest scheduled train". BBC News. 26 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Speed test of Huhang high-speed rail sets new record of 416.6 km/h". People's Daily Online. September 28, 2010. Retrieved Oct 26, 2010.
  7. ^ "Hangzhou railway station". Retrieved 20 December 2013.