Shanghai–Kunming railway

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The Shanghai–Kunming Railway or Hukun Railway (simplified Chinese: 沪昆铁路; traditional Chinese: 滬昆鐵路; pinyin: hùkūn tiělù), also known as the Hukun Line, is a major arterial railroad across eastern, south central and southwest China. It connects Shanghai, whose shorthand name is Hu, and Kunming. The line has a total length of 2,690 km and passes through Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan Province. Major cities along route include Shanghai, Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua, Shangrao, Yingtan, Pingxiang, Zhuzhou, Huaihua, Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun, Qujing, and Kunming.

Shanghai–Kunming railway
沪昆铁路
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The Erdaoyan Station on the Guikun Section of the Shanghai-Kunming Railway in Guizhou
Overview
StatusActive
TerminiShanghai
Shanghai South
Kunming
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)China Railway
Technical
Line length2,690 km (1,670 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

km
Shanghai North
Shanghai
Outer ring line
former Inner ring line
Nanxiang marshalling yard
Fengbang
Qibao
Lijiatang
0
Shanghai South
Xinzhuang
Chunshen
(goods yard in the middle,
passenger platforms outside)
Xinqiao
26
Songjiang
Shihudang
Fengjing
Jiashan
Jiaxing East
80
Jiaxing
Mawangtang
108
Haining
Xieqiao
Chang'anzhen
Linping
Qiaosi marshalling yard
Jianqiao
(bypass line on left, main line on right)
Genshanmen
167
Hangzhou East
Hangzhou
Nanxingqiao
Qiantangjiang
Xiaoshan West
Yingning
Hangzhou South
Xiaoshan
Meichi
Zhuji East
Zhuji
Paitou
Pujiang
312
Yiwu
Yiwu West
Tangya
Jinhua South
Dongxiao
Jinhua East
marshalling yard
360
Jinhua
Jinhua line to Jinhua West Right arrow
Down arrow Jinhua–Qiandaohu railway
to Qiandaohu South
Jinhua river
Bailongqiao
Jiangtang
Tangxi
Longyou East
Longyou
Quzhou East
446
Quzhou
Houxijie
Jiangshan
Shangpu
Hecun
Xintangbian
Huyan
Yushan
Guangfeng
557
Shangrao
Shangrao–Qianshan railway to Qianshan West Right arrow
Fenglingtou
Kengkou
Hengfeng
Yiyang
Hetanbu
Guixi
Tongjia
Yingtan marshalling yard
673
Yingtan
Yujiang
Dongxiang
Yaqian
Yaqian
Wenjiazhen
Fu River bridge
Liangjiadu
Xiangtang West marshalling yard
Liangjiadu–Tangang grand bridge
Jiangjia
Tangang
Fengcheng
Fengcheng–Luoshi railway to Luoshi Right arrow
Left arrow from Meilin
Tuochuanbu
Zhangshu
Zhangjiashan
Left arrow Zhangjiashan–Shangtang railway
to Shangtang
Linjiangzhen
Huangtugang
Luofang
Xinyu
Hexia
Fenyi
Binjiang
Yichun
Yichun West
Xicun
Luxi
Gaokeng railway from Gaokeng Right arrow
Quanjiang
Baiyuan
Pingxiang
Yaojiazhou
Dengxinqiao
Liling
Dongchongpu
Wulidun
1,125
Zhuzhou
Tianxin
Zhuzhou North marshalling yard
Shilichong
Xiangtan East
1,151
Xiangtan
Jiangshe
Yunhuqiao
Xiangshao
Left arrowShaoshan railway to Shaoshan
Xiangxiang
Shuangjiang
Pu'antang
Qiziqiao
Shengxiqiao
Left arrow Yiyong railway from Yiyang East
Loudi East
1,250
Loudi
Yiyong railway to Yongzhou Right arrow
Baimujing
Yangshi
Lianyuan
Shiquan
Jinzhu Shan
Lengshuijiang East
Lengshuijiang West
Xinhua
Jintan
Xihe
Hengyang Shan
Tuanjie Shan
Anhua
Qujiang
Yanxi
Xinshengli
Dizhuang
Chuanshui
Xupu
Simeng
Dajiangkou
Chenxi
Xiaolongmen
Huaqiaozhen
Luyang
Huaihua East
1,565
Huaihua
Gongping
Zhijiang West
Lengshuipu
Bozhou
Xinhuang
Dalong
Yuping
1,746
Zhenyuan
1,834
Kaili
Guiding
Gaopingpu
Mazhipu
Longli
Laoluobao
Datu
Left arrow from Dagaimao freight yard
Guiyang South
2,022
Guiyang
Guiyang West
Huapo
to Huaxi Right arrow
Shibanshao
Up arrow Guiyang ring railway from Longdongbao
Left arrow Guiyang ring railway
to Guiyang North
Huchao
Left arrow Hulin new line
Machang
Gaofeng
Pingba
Xinpingba
Tianlong
Liangsuotun
2,119
Anshun
Yaopu
Huangtong
Huachu
Yaodayong
2,175
Liuzhi
Nayu
Xinyao
Guanqin
Erdaoyan
Cichong
Lanba
Shuangshui
2,271
Liupanshui
Liupanshui South marshalling yard
Left arrow Shuangshui–Dawan railway
Caojiawan
Maga
Putaojing
Meihuashan
Wumengshan No. 2 tunnel (12,260 m)
Banuokuai
Beikaizhu
Sanlian tunnel (12,214 m)
Qiewu
2,402
Xuanwei
Zhanyi
2,503
Qujing
Kunming East marshalling yard
2,660
Kunming
km

Line DescriptionEdit

The Hukun Line is double track from Shanghai's South Station to Liupanshui and single-track railway for about 400 kilometres (250 mi) from Liupanshui to Kunming. The speed limit for the line is 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph) from Shanghai to Zhuzhou and 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph) from Zhuzhou to Huaihua. The entire line is electrified.

 
The Guiyang-Kunming Railway crossing the Kedu River near Liupanshui, Guizhou.

The Shanghai–Kunming high-speed railway runs parallel to the Shanghai–Kunming Railway.

HistoryEdit

The Shanghai–Kunming Railway has four major segments, which were built over a span of 70 years. In 2006, after the Ministry of Railways rebuilt sections along route and increased train travel speed, the four lines were collectively referred to as one.

AccidentsEdit

On May 23, 2010 (UTC+8), a passenger train derailed after heavy rains caused mudslides on the Hukun Line in Jiangxi Province, killing 19 passengers and injuring 71.[citation needed]

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