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Qingdao–Rongcheng Intercity Railway


Qingdao–Rongcheng Intercity Railway

Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway
Type High-speed rail
Status Operational
Locale People's Republic of China
Termini Qingdao North
Stations 14

Jimo - Rongcheng

29 December 2014
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Line length 298.842 km (186 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 50Hz 25,0000V
Operating speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Qingdao-Rongcheng ICR Route Map
0 Km
 Qingdao–Jinan Railway to Qingdao 
18 Qingdao North
 Qing-Lian Railway to Ganyu North 
 Qingdao–Jinan Railway to Jinan 
 Qingdao–Jinan HSR to Jinan 
Maintenance Depot
46 Jimo North
74 Xiagezhuang(reserved)
96 Laixi North
116 Laiyang
 Lancun–Yantai Railway to Yantai 
144 Haiyang North
167 Taocun North
196 Maintenance Depot
Zhenshan Tunnel
 Lancun–Yantai Railway to Lancun 
Yantai Ferry to Dalian
201 Yantai South
224 Mouping
Double Island Bridge
260 Weihai North
273 Weihai
 Taocun–Weihai Railway to Taocun 
297 Wendeng East
316 Rongcheng

Qingdao–Rongcheng Intercity Railway is a high-speed railway located in China's, Shandong Province. It travels along the Shandong Peninsula connecting to Qingdao and Rongcheng. Line length is 298.842 km (186 mi) (containing a total length of sidings, spurs and depots etc. of 335 km (208 mi)). The design speed is based on 250 km/h (155 mph) service. However, it has been reserved for the line to be upgraded, if warranted, to 300 km/h (186 mph).[1] Construction consisted of a three-month preparation period, a building period of 27 months and with a joint testing and commissioning period of six months.[2] On December 28, 2014, the Qingdao–Rongcheng Intercity Railway opened from Jimo to Rongcheng.[3]


  • History 1
  • Route 2
  • Operations 3
  • Outlook 4
  • References 5


  • 2008 - The Ministry of Railways and the Shandong provincial government agreed to the project in accordance with 50% of the total capital investment arrangements, the Ministry of Railways, the capital of Shandong Province by 7: 3 ratio of investment, land acquisition and relocation expenses by the Shandong Provincial responsible for funding included in Shandong Province . The total project costs were estimated at 33.39 billion yuan, which included EMU rollingstock acquisition costs of 3.3 billion yuan, outside the capital costs requiring domestic bank loans. Final investment was for 37.13 billion yuan.
  • February 2009 - The feasibility study and design units began reconnaissance work
  • June 2009 - Feasibility report comes under assessment
  • October 2009 - Began detailed geological survey
  • November 2, 2009 - the National Development and Reform Commission issued "Basis Development and Reform [2009] No. 2774" approving the project for further study
  • November 18, 2009 - Shandong Province issued by the Office of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, "Qingdao to Rongcheng intercity railway construction project site submission"
  • December 3, 2009 - Ministry of Land and the "pre-MLR word [2009] No. 445" on the new Qingdao to Rongcheng intercity rail projects pre-construction land opinions reply "" By pre-land
  • December 14th, 2009 - the Ministry of Environmental Protection issued a "ring trial [2009 ] No. 529 "on the new railway from Qingdao to Rongcheng intercity railway environmental impact report approved". "
  • March 5th, 2010, the National Development and Reform Commission issued "Basis Development and Reform [2010] No. 377," the National Development and Reform Commission on New Qingdao to Rongcheng intercity rail transit project feasibility study report approved ""
  • March 17th, 2010 - The Ministry of Railways and the Shandong provincial government held a mobilization meeting under construction in Qingdao North Station site, officially announced the start;
  • June 30th, 2010 - The Ministry of Railways and the Shandong provincial government issued the "iron Kam Han [2010] No. 823" on the new Qingdao to Rongcheng intercity rail project preliminary design approval
  • September 27, 2010 - The project open for tender bidding
  • October 21, 2010 - Qingdao–Rongcheng Intercity Railway limited liability company was founded at a conference and the first general meeting for shareholders held in Jinan.
  • August 25, 2014 - Qingdao to Rongcheng track laying is completed
  • October 2014 - Trial operations commence
  • December 26, 2014 - Began selling tickets
  • December 28, 2014 - Opening of the line from Jimo to Rongcheng, with revenue services commencing.


Starting from Qingdao, the railway runs northeast, via Jimo, Laixi, Laiyang, Haiyang, Qixia, Yantai, Weihai, Wendeng to Rongcheng. The line features a short branch line to the older Yantai Railway Station and the port area (allowing connections to the ferries across to destinations such as Dalian). Through high-speed trains travel via the new Yantai South Railway Station to Rongcheng. The length of the railway is 298.842 km (186 mi) (including the branch line length of 13.3 km (8 mi)).[4]


Service started running on December 28, 2014 on the section from Jimo to Rongcheng. This included services beyond this railway project to destinations, such as Jinan, Shanghai Hongqiao and Beijing South.

  • Jinan to Yantai service with a minimum time of 3 hours 17 minutes, second class seat fare is 161.5 yuan
  • Jinan to Weihai service takes 3 hours 49 minutes, second class seat fare is 180 yuan
  • Jinan to Rongcheng service takes 4 hours 21 minutes, second class seat ticket price of 196.5 yuan.


By 2020, daily passenger volume is expected to reach 199,000 people, while in 2030 it should reach 293,000 people. Services from Qingdao to Yantai or Weihai, the time required for the current service being 3.7 hours and 4.3 hours respectively, will be shortened to 1 hour and 1.5 hours.[5][6]


  1. ^ 青荣城际铁路项目获批 烟台设六个站点,胶东在线,2009/11/7,于2010/3/22查阅。
  2. ^ "青荣城铁烟台段明/现雏形 2014/主体通车". 新华网-山东频道. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "山东第一条城际高速铁路——青荣城际铁路正式开通运营". 人民网. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "首发:青荣城际铁路进入国家审批阶段". 中国铁路网. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  5. ^ 青烟威荣城铁获批/内开工 烟台境内设七个车站,水母网,2010/3/9,于2010/3/22查阅。
  6. ^ 青荣城际铁路正式开工 烟台动车之梦即成现实,胶东在线,2010/3/17,于2010/3/22查阅。
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