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Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway

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Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway

High-Speed Railway
Type CRH
Locale China
Termini Shanghai Hongqiao
Shanghai South
Kunming South
Owner China Railway
Operator(s) China Railway High-speed
Line length 2066 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 350 km/h
Route map

The Shanghai–Kunming High-Speed Railway is a high-speed railway line partially under construction in the People's Republic of China. It is part of the CRH's system of passenger dedicated lines, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming. It will parallel much of the current lower-speed Shanghai–Kunming Railway and will also pass through the cities of Hangzhou and Changsha.[1]


As of October 2014, the operational sections include Shanghai-Hangzhou and Nanchang-Changsha. The Hangzhou-Nanchang section is scheduled to open in December 2014.


Operational lines are marked with green background.

Partially operational lines are marked with yellow background.
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High-Speed Railway

PDL connecting East, Central and Southwest China. It consists of three sections connecting Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changsha and Kunming. 350 2066 2008-12-28 2017
Shanghai–Hangzhou Section
(Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Shanghai Hongqiao & Hangzhou East. 350 150 2009-02-26 2010-10-26
Hangzhou–Changsha Section
(Hangzhou–Changsha High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Hangzhou & Changsha, via Nanchang. 350 933 2009-12-22 2014-09-16 (Nanchang-Changsha only[2])

Hangzhou-Nanchang opens Dec 2014[3]

Changsha–Kunming Section
(Changsha–Kunming High-Speed Railway)
PDL connecting Changsha & Kunming 350 1175 2010-03-26 2017


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