At 11:28 on November 11, with the first train departing from Maoxian Station in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, it marked the official opening of the Qingbai Jiangdong to Zhenjiang Pass section of the Chengdu-Qinghai Xining Railway (referred to as the Sichuan-Qingdao Railway). This is the first railway in the northwestern plateau of Sichuan, and Aba Prefecture in Sichuan Province has ended the history of not having a railway and entered the "bullet train era".

With a total length of about 836 kilometers and a design speed of 200 kilometers per hour, the Sichuan-Qingdao Railway is a national Class I double-track railway. The Sichuan-Qingdao Railway will be constructed in sections, with the section from Chengdu East to Qingbaijiang East and Haidong to Xining, which are co-linear with Xi'an-Chengdu High-speed Railway and Lanxin High-speed Railway, and have been put into operation; The section from Zhenjiang Pass to Haixi is under construction.

The section from Qingbai River East to Zhenjiang Pass of Sichuan-Qingdao Railway is located in the alpine valley area of the transition from the Chengdu Plain to the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, climbing nearly 2000,<> meters, crossing many mountain ranges such as Longmen Mountain and Minshan Mountain, and crossing the Fujiang River, Minjiang River and Jialing River.

【Period】Chenglan Railway Co., Ltd. Chenglan Command Commander Xiao Xialin

The construction of a railway (in mountainous areas, plateaus, and earthquake-prone areas) is mainly a kind of difficulty brought by special and complex geological conditions to the construction of a railway built in mountainous areas, plateaus, and earthquake-prone areas. It should be said that the environment through which this line crosses is very fragile and sensitive, and in the construction process, we tried to use some green construction technology. A series of engineering experiments have been carried out, and a series of technical accumulations have been made for the construction of the entire southwest mountainous area, especially the plateau railway.

On that day, thousands of local people gathered at Maoxian Station, many of whom wore national costumes, sang and danced, and witnessed history. Aba Prefecture is rich in tourism resources, the world-renowned Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area is located along the Sichuan-Qingdao Railway, and Huanglong Jiuzhai Station is expected to open to traffic next year.

【Period】Chen Shunqing, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of Aba Prefecture Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of Sichuan Province

The opening of this railway has greatly facilitated tourists and improved the convenience, comfort and sense of security of tourism in Aba Prefecture. With the opening of the Sichuan-Qingdao Railway, the accessibility of tourism has been improved, and we are expected to break through the 5000 million reception mark throughout the year, becoming a record high.

The bullet train into Aba Prefecture not only brought more tourists, but also made it more convenient for the people of Aba Prefecture to get out of the mountains. Wang Chengjin, an 87-year-old Qiang old man, has been reluctant to go out for more than <> years because of severe motion sickness, coupled with his advanced age and sick legs and feet, it is even more difficult to go out.

【same period】Shun Mingzhu, a villager of Fushun Town, Mao County, Aba Prefecture

My mother has not been to Chengdu for more than 4 years, due to motion sickness, we have to go to Chengdu for at least <> hours (by car), and the road is not winding and winding, the elderly can't bear it, so they can't go out. Now that the train is open, I'll take her out to see outside.

In order to make it more convenient for local villagers to travel and reduce communication barriers, they provide Tibetan and Chinese bilingual services for passengers.

[same period] China Railway Chengdu Bureau Group Co., Ltd. Chengdu Passenger Depot West Line EMU Captain Yong Qingchu

As a native of Aba, I am very happy to serve the people of our hometown, because the passengers on the train are basically ethnic minorities, and we will provide a bilingual service on the train, so that the people in my hometown can really feel a sense of happiness and gain.

Reporter Lu Yang reports from Aba in Sichuan

Editor in charge: [Lu Yan]