Xi’an–Chengdu High-speed Railway Commences Operations on December 6

According to the news from China Railway Corporation on December 3, the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway will be put into operation on December 6. People of Zhengzhou are very concerned about the shortest time from Zhengzhou to Chengdu and the selling date of tickets. It was found via that the high-speed rail from Zhengzhou to Chengdu is still the original transfer line from December 6 to 25, and tickets after 25 are suspended for sale.

It was known from the official WeChat of “China Railway” on December 3, that high-speed railway section from Xi’an to Jiangyou of the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway will be put into operation. Because of the operation of the high-speed rail from Jiangyou to Chengdu on December 20, 2014, the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway has completed.

Before the opening, the slowest train needs16 hours and 48 minutes from Xi’an to Chengdu. At 18:00 of December 3, via, it was found that tickets of the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway had been put on sale. Taking the fastest train needs four hours and 13 minutes, while the slowest one needs four hours and 31 minutes, giving a great reduction in time.

Full Coverage of 4G

Tunnels of Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway account for 55%, 95% of which cross the Qinling Mountains. Thus in order to meet demands of passengers for communication on the way of taking the train, the signal equipment of 2G, 3G and 4G was set up on the whole route, with the advanced technology releasing wireless signals inside tunnels. This realizes “both the operation of high-speed railway and unimpeded signals”, with on-going access to the Internet

Head of relevant departments of China Railway Corporation expressed that the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway is a key part of the Beijing-Kunming Passageway, the main passageway of the “eight vertical and eight horizontal high-speed railway network” according to the medium- and long-term railway network plan. It connects with the Xuzhou-Lanzhou high-speed railway, the Datong-Xi’an high-speed railway, and the Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed railway.

It only takes about five hours from Zhengzhou to Chengdu

As the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway is put into operation, how long will it shorten for people of Zhengzhou to Chengdu?

Via, the route is original one—from Zhengzhou to Chongqingbei Railway Station, Hankou Railway Station or Wuhan Railway Station, and then transferring to Chengdu. This means that after the Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed railway is put into operation, the train journey from Zhengzhou to Chengdu will not be affected temporarily.

Fortunately, it was found during the inquiry that tickets from Zhengzhou to Chengdu after December 25 cannot be bought, showing “the train diagram is adjusting, and tickets are suspended for sale”.

According to the prediction from the staff of Zhengzhou Railway Bureau, after the adjustment of the train diagram, the high-speed railway from Zhengzhou to Chengdu passing the Zhengzhou-Xi’an high-speed railway and the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway, may be put into operation on December 28, but it is still not certain.

Currently taking the high-speed railway only needs one hour and 50 minutes from Xi’an to Zhengzhou at the soonest. After the Xi’an-Chengdu high-speed railway is put into operation, it only takes about five hours from Zhengzhou to Chengdu.


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