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Beijing–Kowloon Railway

Beijing–Kowloon Railway
The Shoupakou level crossing of Beijing–Kowloon Railway near Guang'anmen, Beijing
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System China Railways
Status In operation
Locale People's Republic of China
Termini Beijingxi (Beijing West)
Hung Hom
Operation
Opened 1996
Operator(s) China Railways
Technical
Line length 2,311 km (1,436 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz Overhead catenary
Operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Route map (selected stations)
Jingjiu railway
0Beijing West
57 Gu'an
92 Bazhou
147 Renqiu
118 Suning
212 Raoyang
239 Shenzhou
274 Hengshui
305 Zaoqiang
325 Daying
343 Nangong East
354 Qinghecheng
380 Linqing
426 Liaocheng
468 Yanggu
484 Taiqian
502 Liangshan
582 Heze
630 Caoxian
687 Shangqiu South
751 Haozhou
808 Santangji
855 Fouyang
899 Founan
916 Huaibin
971 Huangchuan
1031 Xinxian
1091 Macheng
1122 Xinzhou
1158 Huangzhou
1187 Xishiu
1256 Wuxue
1314 Jiujiang
1333 Lushan
1369 De'an
1403 Youxiu
1449 Nanchang
1477 Xiangtang
1533 Fencheng South
1533 Zhangshu East
1589 Xingan
1606 Xiajiang
1675 Ji'an
1709 Jingganshan
1788 Xingguo
1861 Ganzhou Ganlong Railway
1886 Nankang
1924 Xinfeng
1986 Longnan Guangmeishan Railway
2009 Dingnan
2046 Heping
2102 Longchuan
2177 Heyuan
2257 Huizhou
2267 Huizhou West
2311 Dongguan East Guangshen Railway
Dongguan
2372 Shenzhen
Hong Kong SAR / China Border
2397 Hung Hom

The Beijing-Jiujiang-Kowloon Railway, also known as the Jingjiu Railway (simplified Chinese: 京九铁路 or 京九线; traditional Chinese: 京九鐵路 or 京九線; pinyin: Jīngjiŭ tiĕlù or Jīngjiŭ Xiàn) is a railway in the China connecting Beijing West Station in Beijing to Shenzhen Station in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. It then follows the rail-link between Shenzhen to the special administrative region of Hong Kong to Hung Hom Station (Kowloon Station) in Kowloon.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Places served 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The façade of Hung Hom Station (Kowloon Station) (Hong Kong Coliseum in the background)

It is a dual-track railway. Construction began in February 1993. It was opened in 1996, connecting Beijing and Shenzhen (and thereupon with Kowloon through the KCR East Rail) through Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi and Guangdong, with a length of 2,397 kilometres. It has 790 bridges and 160 tunnels. The Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge, at a length of 7,679 metres, is the longest across the Yangtze River.[1] Located between Jinghu Railway (Beijing-Shanghai) and Jingguang Railway (Beijing-Guangzhou), it was built to alleviate the congested Jingguang Railway, and to foster development in the areas to the east of Jingguang Railway.

The idea had been proposed for a long time, and some of the sections, such as the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge, were built before construction of the whole line official began. Some were converted from existing sections, such as between Jiujiang and Nanchang, and Fouyang and Shangqiu.

It multiplexes with the Guangmeishan Railway (Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway) between Longchuan and Dongguan. It joins the Guangshen Railway (Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, formerly the Chinese Section of the Kowloon-Canton Railway) at Dongguan, and follows the same route. Within Hong Kong, it shares the same pair of tracks with the East Rail Line (formerly British Section of the Kowloon-Canton Railway).

Beijing-Kowloon Through Train services are currently provided on the Jingguang Railway and Guangshen Railway, instead of the Jingjiu Railway, probably because the former has been upgraded for high-speed services, whereas the latter has not. Passengers are required to go through customs and immigration checks for the cross-border service.

Places served

Beijing–Kowloon Railway at the Shangling Station in Heping County, Guangdong province.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Jingjiu Railway and Shangjiu Railway". New Orient Express. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 

External links

  • MTR Intercity Through Train e-Ticketing Services, Train Route
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