|Tianjin-Baoding intercity railway|
A CRH380AL EMU running on the railway
|Locale|| Tianjin |
|Termini|| Tianjin West |
|Opened||December 28, 2015|
|Operator(s)||China Railway High-speed|
|Line length||157.925 km (98 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Operating speed||250 km/h (160 mph)|
Tianjin–Baoding intercity railway, also known as Tianjin-Baoding Passenger Line, is a high-speed railway line connecting Tianjin with Baoding in Hebei province. Starting from Tianjin West railway station and finally to Baoding railway station, the railway length is 158 km (98 mi) and with a maximum design speed of 250 km/h (160 mph). The project was jointly developed by the Ministry of Railways, Tianjin and Hebei Provincial Governments, supplying a total investment of 24 billion yuan. Construction began in March 2010 and the original plan was to be opened to traffic in 2013, however the progress of construction has experienced numerous work stoppages with completion delayed until December 28, 2015. Future high speed rail connections have been proposed such as a branch to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport currently under construction, allowing this airport to better serve the greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
The limits of this project is from Tianjin West railway station and finally to Baoding Station in Hebei. The project includes, in addition to the new Tianjin–Baoding intercity railway, also includes short sections and connections to the Beijing-Guangzhou HSR, the Beijing–Kowloon Railway, Beijing–Shanghai Railway, Beijing-Shanghai HSR and other ancillary works. Total length is for 157.925 km (98.130 mi) of railway line, 133.006 km (82.646 mi) of new trackage and using existing lines for a distance of 24.919 km (15.484 mi). Stations located along the route will be Tianjin West, Shengfang, Bazhou West, Baigou, Baiyangdian, Xushui and ending at Baoding. Most of the new trackage will be on an elevated viaduct, accounting for 65.4% of the line of the being on bridges.
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