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Chengdu–Dujiangyan Intercity Railway

Chengdu-Dujiangyan
Intercity Railway
A CRH1A high speed train at the Pi County West Station
Overview
Native name 成灌铁路
Status Operational
Locale Chengdu
Dujiangyan
Termini Chengdu
Qingchengshan
Guanxian Ancient Town
Pengzhou
Stations 21
Services 1
Operation
Opening 12 May 2010
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Technical
Line length 94.2 km (59 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

The Chengdu–Dujiangyan Intercity Railway is a dual-track, electrified, passenger-dedicated, high-speed rail line in Sichuan Province, China. It connects the provincial capital, Chengdu with the satellite city of Dujiangyan in Guan County. The line is 65 kilometres (40 mi) in length with 15 stations. China Railways CRH1 train sets on the line reach a maximum speed of 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph) and make the full-trip in 30 minutes. The line was built in 18 months and entered into operation on May 12, 2010. The railway is built to withstand an 8.0-magnitude earthquake. The Chengdu–Dujiangyan Intercity Railway have two branch lines : Pengzhou Branch line is 21.2 kilometres (13.2 mi) in length with 6 stations,[1] and Lidui Branch line is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) in length with 3 stations,[2] they are being built.

Route

The railway runs from the Chengdu Railway Station to Dujiangyan’s Qingchengshan Station and passes through Pi County. Bridges and tunnels account for 67.8% of the line's total length. The longest viaduct is some 21 kilometres (13 mi). The line is built to withstand future earthquakes. Sound insulation panels were installed alongside the railway to reduce train noise near the tracks.[3] Clear panels allow passengers to enjoy rural scenery along this route.[3] The line shortened rail travel time from Chengdu to Dujiangyan by half, and will bring more tourist traffic to Dujiangyan’s World Heritage Sites, the city's ancient irrigation system and Mount Qingcheng, a sacred Daoist mountain.

Trains

Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories between different train categories in Xipu Railway Station, Chengdu. The double track of the urban railway (Line 2 of Chengdu Metro) is in the middle, while the double track of National rail transport system (Chengdu–Dujiangyan Intercity Railway) is on both sides, respectively. It is the first implementation of It is the first implementation of Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories in China.[4]

The route uses CRH1 trains in eight-car train sets, which can carry 661 passengers.[5] Each day, 14 pairs of trains are scheduled daily between Chengdu and Qingchengshan Station, and 1 pair of trains are scheduled daily between Chengdu and Dujiangyan Station.

Stations

Stations and structures of Chengdu–Dujiangyan Intercity Railway

Prices

Prices(¥) Chengdu Xipu Hongguangzhen Pi County West Dujiangyan Qingchengshan
Chengdu - 5 5 10 15 15
Xipu 5 - 5 5 10 10
Hongguangzhen 5 5 - 5 10 10
Pi County West 10 5 5 - 10 10
Dujiangyan 15 10 10 10 - 5
Qingchengshan 15 10 10 10 5 -

History

On May 28, 2008, 16 days after the Wenchuan Earthquake devastated Dujiangyan and the western suburbs of Chengdu, the Chengdu city government and the Ministry of Railways agreed to build a high-speed railway line as part of the reconstruction of the disaster zone.[6] Construction began on November 4, 2008 and involved 20,000 workers at the cost of ¥13 billion.[3] The line entered trial operation on April 1, 2010 and full commercial operation began on May 12, 2010, the second anniversary of the large earthquake that killed some 70,000 people in the region.[3]

External links

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References

  1. ^ (Chinese) 中华铁道网"成灌“快铁”本月开工 建成后30分钟内到青城山" 2008-10-08
  2. ^ (Chinese) 四川新闻网-成都日报"半小时到彭州! 成灌快铁彭州支线明年通车" 2012-11-11
  3. ^ a b c d China DailyZhang Jiawei, "High-speed rail to bring in new era for Chengdu after quake" 2010-05-12
  4. ^ "成灌快铁犀浦站正式开建". 成都市官方网站. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  5. ^ (Chinese) 新民晚报"震后四川建首条城际快客 连通成都和都江堰" 2010-05-12
  6. ^ (Chinese) Xinhua"汶川震区首个灾后重建重大项目成灌快铁建设纪实" 2010-05-12

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