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Taihang Tunnel

General Information

Name in local language: 太行山隧道 (Tàiháng Shān Suìdào)
Beginning of works: 11 June 2005
Completion: 22 December 2007
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Tunnel
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) tunnel


Location: ,
Coordinates: 38° 7' 0.37" N    113° 28' 6.83" E
Coordinates: 38° 8' 49.10" N    113° 47' 1.98" E
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Technical Information


length 27 848 m
number of tracks 2
number of tubes 2
on-axis distance between tubes 35 m

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Taihang Tunnel (Chinese: 太行山隧道; pinyin: Tàiháng Shān Suìdào) is the third-longest mountain railway tunnel in northern China, after the New Guanjiao and West Qinling tunnels. It is a double track tunnel that was built to allow the Shitai Passenger Railway to cross the Taihang Mountains. The left track is 27,839 m (17.298 mi) long and the right one is 27,848 m (17.304 mi) long. Construction on the tunnel began on 11 June 2005 and the tunnel was opened on 22 December 2007.

The Shitai Passenger Railway is the high speed railway line linking Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, and Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province. After the opening of the Taihang Tunnel and completion of the high-speed railway, the travel time from Shijiazhuang to Taiyuan went down from almost six hours to one hour.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Taihang Tunnel" and modified on 13 August 2020 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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