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Track-laying completed for Chengdu-Guiyang high-speed railway

Date: 2019.09.04 Author: Rosie Wu

Track-laying work of Chengdu-Guiyang high-speed railway was completed on September 3rd.  With a total investment of 78 billion yuan, the railway connects a number of tourist attractions including Huangguoshu Waterfall, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha.


The construction of Chengdu-Guiyang Railway started in 2013. Sections of the railway in Sichuan are already in use, while the whole line will be in operation by the end of this year.


The 632-km railway runs through mountainous terrain and is named as “the first high-speed railway in mountains”. A 370-km long section of the railway has 85 percent of its route running on bridges and in tunnels.


With the design speed of 250 km/h, Chengdu - Guiyang high-speed railway will shorten the travel time to three hours between the capital of Sichuan Province and the capital of Guizhou Province.


Guizhou’s total high-speed railway operation mileage has reached 1,127 km by now, including high-speed railway to Chongqing and Kunming. Guizhou's goal in 2019 is to build high-speed railways from Guiyang to Chengdu and Anshun to Liupanshui, with a total mileage of more than 1,650 kilometers.