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Yangquan section of Yangquan-Dazhai Railway opens

Updated: 2020-09-25

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An aerial view of Yangquan-Dazhai Railway [Photo/yqnews.com.cn]

The Yangquan North Station to Yangquan East Station section of Yangquan-Dazhai Railway in North China's Shanxi province was opened on Sept 24.

The railway is the first single-track mixed passenger and freight high-speed railway in China. 

The Yangquan section of the railway includes 14 bridges, nine tunnels, 72 culverts, five stations, one electric multiple-unit operations station, one traction substation and four support electricity projects.

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The travel time between Yangquan North Station and Yangquan East Station on the Yangquan-Dazhai Railway is around 30 minutes. [Photo/yqnews.com.cn]

The train that runs on the railway has a traction mass of 5,000 metric tons and a design speed of 120 kilometers per hour. It is designed with more spacious walkways, more doors and armrests and side chairs in each carriage. 

The new section will become an important transportation line for people in eastern Shanxi and for the province's coal exports. It is also expected to play a vital role in developing Yangquan into a regional hub in eastern Shanxi.