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Kunming to run bullet trains to Chengdu and Chongqing next month

By : InKunming | Published: 2017-December-19

[InKunming--Kunming] Currently Yu-Gui Railway (Chongqing-Guizhou Railway) is carrying out testing and commissioning procedure with top speed of 200 kilometers per hour. The railway hauls both passenger and freight cars and is expected to put on operation in mid January next year. There will be more 53 pairs of bullet trains and 10 pairs of regular speed trains when Yu-Gui Railway opens to public. Among them, 3 pairs of bullet trains from Chengdu East to Kunming South and 2 pairs from Chongqing West to Kunming South will be opened.

[Photo provided by Tianfu Morning Post]

A new train running diagram will be published from December 28th according to the news released by Chengdu Railway Bureau. The new diagram covers Xi'an-Chengdu High-Speed Railway, Yu-Gui Railway and other pending lines.   

In the new diagram, people can see many trains concerning with Kunming.

First of all, there will be 3 pairs of bullet trains from Chengdu East to Kunming South and 2 pairs from Chongqing West to Kunming South. What’s more, 4 pairs of bullet trains from Kunming South to Guiyang North will extend to Chongqing West, including G2962/79, G2964/81, G2968/85, G2972/87. Meanwhile, the regular speed trains from Kunming to Urumqi (K1502/3, K1504/1) will change to run along Yu-Gui Railway, so will trains from Hohhot to Kunming (K697/4/1, K692/3/2).

Besides, Yu-Gui Railway will use CRH2A which shares the same equipment with CRH380A with a maximum speed of 380 km/h. But CRH2A can only be permitted to run at Guiyang-Guangzhou High-speed Railway and Yu-Gui Railway.

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(Editors: Rachel, Christine)

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