Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway Project

Date: August 2007
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Document Type: Environmental Assessment and Measures

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Description

The Project consists of constructing an electrified, double-track, Class I railway connecting population centers within Gansu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan provinces and Chongqing Municipality. By linking the regional northwest center of Lanzhou in Gansu Province with the populous manufacturing hub of Chongqing to the south, the railway will strengthen north-south connections and will accelerate the economic development of Western China while alleviating endemic poverty in the area. The railway alignment will have a total length of 832 km, including about 799 km of new main line track. A total of 31 new stations will be constructed. The design will be based on double-stacked container transport and a speed of 200 km per hour for passenger traffic. The estimated construction period is 5 years.