Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway opens today

On December 30, the Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway will be officially put into operation. We will help the integration and coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and provide transportation service guarantee for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The total length of Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway is 174 kilometers, with 10 stations including Beijing North, Qinghe, Badaling Great Wall, Huailai, Zhangjiakou, etc.
On December 30, the Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway was put into operation.
The Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway starts from Beijing North Station, passing Qinghe station, Shahe station (without passenger transportation), Changping Station, Badaling Great Wall Station, donghuayuan north station, Huailai station, Xiahuayuan north station and Xuanhua station, and finally arrives at Zhangjiakou, another host of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
The fastest running time from Beijing to Zhangjiakou will also be reduced from the current 3 hours and 7 minutes to 47 minutes! Hohhot to Beijing will also be compressed from 9 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 9 minutes at most, and Datong to Beijing will be up to 1 hour and 42 minutes at most.
On December 30, passengers took g8811 train to Chongli Prince city station. On the same day, the Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was put into operation, and the Chongli railway was put into operation simultaneously. Xinhua Social Development Bureau (Photo by Peng Ziyang)
On the day of opening, passengers got a limited edition of “customs clearance notice” of Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway.
With the simultaneous opening of two high-speed railway lines, Dazhang (Datong Zhangjiakou) and Huzhang (Huhhot Zhangjiakou), into the Beijing Tianjin Hebei high-speed railway circle, it is more convenient for Beijingers to go skiing in Chongli, see Yungang Grottoes in Datong and eat mutton in Hohhot on weekends, and the radiation range of Beijing Tianjin Hebei metropolitan circle is further expanded.
Li Guoping, President of the Capital Development Research Institute of Peking University, told the 21st century economic reporter that the simultaneous opening of the three railways means that another major channel connecting the northwest of Beijing Tianjin Hebei region has been established, which is conducive to promoting the connection of talents, technology, culture and tourism resources between Beijing Tianjin Hebei and the northwest.
One way skiing for an hour to Chongli
“I can take the high-speed rail back to Beijing in the afternoon.” At noon on December 30, Ms. Dong, a white-collar post-90s Beijing worker who was skiing in Chongli, told 21st century economic news that she spent four hours on a bus from Beijing to Chongli last Friday. Fortunately, she was on her way back to Beijing Zhang high-speed railway for the first day of opening, which could save nearly three hours.
On December 30, g2505 train stopped at Zhangjiakou station of Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway. On the same day, the Beijing Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was put into operation, and the Chongli railway was put into operation simultaneously. Photo by Mou Yu, reporter of Xinhua News Agency
Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway is an important part of Beijing Lanzhou channel, the main channel of “eight vertical and eight horizontal” high-speed railway in the national medium and long-term railway network planning. It is an important transportation infrastructure for the coordinated development of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and Beijing Tianjin Hebei. The line starts from Beijing North Station in the East and ends at Zhangjiakou station in the West. The total length of the main line is 174 km. The construction started in December 2015.
When the Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway is put into operation, the Chongli railway, a branch line of the Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway, is put into operation at the same time. The Chongli railway is led from the Xiahuayuan North Station of the Beijing Zhangjiakou high speed railway to the Winter Olympic village of Chongli Prince city.
According to China National Railway Corporation, the fastest operation time of Beijing North Station to taizicheng station is one hour and four minutes, and the intelligent EMU Fuxing is 350 kilometers per hour.
21st century economic reporter noted that the tickets of Beijing high-speed railway sold out or only a few first-class seats remained. The opening of the high-speed railway has excited skiing enthusiasts in Beijing. The tickets for the high-speed railway in Beijing are also in short supply at the snowy weekend. Many skiing enthusiasts are preparing to grab tickets.
Miss Dong introduced that most of them would choose to leave Beijing for Chongli on Friday afternoon and return to Beijing on Sunday. There are many people skiing in Chongli this weekend. There are also many young people skiing winter camps in Chongli, where children usually stay for a week.