China News Agency, Lanzhou, December 29 (Reporter Feng Zhijun Yang Di) The Yinchuan-Lanzhou high-speed railway (hereinafter referred to as the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed railway) Zhongwei-Lanzhou section opened for operation on the morning of the 29th.
So far, the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed railway has achieved full-line operation. Not only can Yinchuan to Lanzhou be reached in 2 hours and 56 minutes at the fastest, but the provincial capitals (capitals) of Ningxia, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, and Xinjiang are also integrated into the high-speed railway "circle of friends" , A large number of tourist attractions in the region are also "stringed from dots into lines".
The Yinchuan-Lanzhou high-speed railway connects Yinchuan, Ningxia, and Lanzhou, Gansu, with a total length of 431 kilometers. It will be constructed in two sections, of which the section from Yinchuan to Zhongwei was opened for operation on December 29, 2019.
The Zhongwei-Lanzhou section, which is in operation this time, starts from Zhongwei South Station, passes through Zhongwei City in Ningxia, Baiyin City in Gansu Province, and Lanzhou City, and connects to Lanzhou West Station of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-speed Railway. The total length of the line is about 219 kilometers, and the design speed is 250 kilometers per hour.
As an important part of the Jinglan channel of China's "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed rail network, the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed rail is a fast channel connecting Northwest China, North China, and Northeast China.
The Zhonglan section (Gansu section) of the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed railway is also the first holding railway in Gansu Province. The estimated cost of the project is 24.8 billion yuan, and the construction period is 5 years.
Ren Zhenhe, Governor of Gansu Province, said that the opening of the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed railway has realized the interoperability of high-speed railways between Gansu and Ningxia, and Baiyin and Lanzhou New District have entered the era of high-speed railways.
The completion of this high-speed rail channel is of great significance to the construction of a modern infrastructure system covering urban and rural areas with complete functions and strong support. It will inject new momentum and release new vitality into the high-quality economic and social development of surrounding areas.
Wang Dalin, chief dispatcher of China Railway Lanzhou Bureau Group Co., Ltd., said that after the opening of the Yinlan-Lanzhou high-speed railway, the regional railway passenger service capacity will also be significantly improved. , Jiayu Xiongguan, Colorful Danxia, the First Bridge of the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Maiji Mountain in Tianshui, Shapotou in Ningxia, Shahu Lake in Yinchuan and a large number of tourist attractions constitute a colorful tourist belt, which will become a new economic center for the two provinces of Gansu and Ningxia. growth point.