The G2405 Fuxing bullet train flashes by on Dec 11, during a test run on the high-speed railway linking Hohhot with Beijing, Dec 11. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
The G2405 Fuxing bullet train, departing from Beijingbei Railway Station, arrived on Dec 11 in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region — marking the completion of the first full-line test operation for the high-speed railway linking Hohhot with Beijing.
The high-speed rail consists of two sections: the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway and the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway.
After it is put into operation, some 20 pairs of CR400BF Fuxing EMU trains will run on the two lines annually.
Hohhot, Baotou and Ulaanqab in the autonomous region will all have high-speed trains heading for Beijing. The journey between Hohhot and Beijing will be shortened from more than nine hours to two hours and 18 minutes.
The Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway and the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway– which will be opened and operated in accordance with the unified arrangements of China Railway — are scheduled to start running at the end of December.
The Zhangjiakou-Hohhot High-speed Railway, being one of the important components of the Beijing-Lanzhou High-speed Railway, has a design speed of 250 kilometers per hour. After its official launch, a great deal of comfort and convenience will be offered to passengers in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area.
The east Ulaanqab-Hohhot section of the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway was officially launched in August 2017.
Earlier in June this year, the Huai’an-Ulaanqab section of the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway completed joint commissioning and started trial operations.
As part of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games project, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway started joint testing on Oct 5. The related work on the railway’s joint debugging and joint testing is progressing smoothly.