Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed intercity rail to open in 2014

17:35, January 25, 2011      

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At the Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity rail line feasibility assessment meeting held recently, it was announced that the maximum design speed of Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity rail line is 300 kilometers per hour, construction on the line will start this year, and it will be open to traffic in 2014, according to the Bejing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

It is understood that the new Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity rail line, one of Beijing's key projects this year, is located within the boundaries of northwest of Beijing and Hebei province. It will run from the Beijing North Railway Station (Xizhimen) and end at Zhangjiakou South Station in Hebei province.

It will go by way of Beijing's Haidian District, Changping District, Yanqing District, and enter the boundaries of Hebei Province by Kangzhuang Town of Yanqing District. Then it will cross Guanting Reservoir and run by way of the Huailai district to Xuanhua district and finally to Zhangjiakou City.

The intercity rail line will have a length of about 174 kilometers and about 27 billion yuan of static investment. It has now temporarily set up 10 stops, including Beijing North Railway Station, Tsinghua University Park, Qinghe, Shahe, Changping West, Badaling West, Shacheng, Xiahuayuan North, Xuanhua North, Zhangjiakou South, etc. It has a length of about 70.24 km within the boundaries of Beijing.

It is understood that the design speed of Beijing-Zhangjiakou intercity rail line is divided into three stages. The design speed in the section that runs from Beijing North Railway Station to north Fifth Ring Road is 250 kilometers per hour, the north Fifth Ring Road to Kangzhuang section is 250 kilometers per hour and the Kangzhuang to Zhangjiakou section is the fastest at 300 kilometers per hour.

By Yan Meng, People's Daily Online

(Editor:燕勐)

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