Hefei-Fuzhou High-Speed ​​Railway Line – Railway Technology


The Hefei-Fuzhou Railway connects central China to southeast China.

The Anhui section of the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line has the longest river railway bridge, at 52 km, spanning the Yangtze River.

A CRH1 train at Fuzhou station.

Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line

The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line is an 850 km line that begins in Fuzhou in Fujian province (southeast China) and ends in Hefei in Anhui province (central China) .

The line is an important section of the Beijing-Fuzhou railway line. It was approved by the National Development and Planning Commission in July 2009 and the project was announced by the Ministry of Railways in December 2009.

Details of Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed ​​Line

Estimated at 109.8 billion yuan ($16.9 billion), construction of the Hefei-Fuzhou line began in April 2010 and was completed in June 2015. China Railway High-Speed ​​(CRH) is the main operator of regular high-speed trains.

From Fuzhou, the railway line runs through Nanping and Wuyishan in Fujian Province; Shangrao and Wuyuan in Jiangxi Province; and Huangshan, Jixi, Tongling and Chaohu in Anhui Province.

“The Hefei-Fuzhou line was completed in June 2015.”

The high-speed line reduces travel time between Hefei and Fuzhou to four hours from 14 hours, and the time on the main line from Beijing to Xiamen is reduced to nine hours from 31.5 hours.

The line is part of the 4,800 km international railway network in the economic zone, planned for 2010-2015.

Hefei-Fuzhou Railway Project

The Hefei-Fuzhou railway line is China’s fourth high-speed line designed to operate at a speed of 250 km/h on a two-wire electrified standard gauge railway line. The other three lines are the Beijing-Tianjin, Wuhan-Guangzhou and Zhengzhou-Xi’an high-speed railways.

Hefei-Fuzhou crosses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Mount Huangshan and Mount Wuyi. The route has 170 bridges and 54 tunnels.

The construction of the 343 km long Anhui section is estimated at CNY 26.45 billion. Of the total track length in Anhui, more than 80% was laid on bridges and in tunnels. The 52 km Tongling Yangtze River Rail Road Bridge is the longest bridge on this road.

The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line is connected to the Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway line in the south and the Hefei-Bengbu high-speed railway line in the north.

The 274.9 km Fuzhou-Xiamen line became operational in April 2010. Designed to run at 250 km/h, the new line has reduced travel time between the two cities from 11 hours to 1.5 hours.

“The Hefei-Fuzhou railway line is designed to run at a speed of 250 km/h.”

The Heifei-Fuzhou high-speed railway line is also connected with the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway and other railways, which lead to coastal cities. This line is expected to promote communication and tourism between central and southeast China.

Local railway construction supervision company Shanghai Xianxing and engineering consultant Pöyry have been subcontracted for work on Lot 5 of the Mingan section of the Hefei-Fuzhou railway line.

The Mingan section is 467 km long and lot 5 measures 71 km. The €3.2 million contract was awarded by Jingfu Railway Passenger Dedicated Line Anhui.

Rolling stock

China Railway High-speed operates CRH1, CRH2, CRH3 and CRH5 trains. CRH1 is developed on Bombardier technology. CRH2 is based on E2 series Shinkansen and CRH5 is based on Alstom Pendolino ETR600. All three models have a top speed of 250 km/h. CRH3 is derived from Siemens Velaro and has a top speed of 350 km/h.

In June 2010, CRH ordered 20 CRH1 eight-car trains to add to its existing fleet. Bombardier trains can accommodate 670 passengers.

The Hefei-Fuzhou line accommodates trains with a speed of 250 km/h on the standard 1,435 mm electrified double track.

“Shanghai Xianxing and Pöyry have been subcontracted to work on Lot 5 of the Mingan section.”

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