Taihangshan tunnel

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Taihangshan Tunnel
太行山 隧道
use Railway tunnel
traffic connection ShiTai high speed line
place Taihang Mountains
length 27.848 kmdep1
Number of tubes 2
Largest coverage 445 m
start of building June 11, 2005
completion December 22, 2007
release January 1, 2009
Taihangshan Tunnel (Shanxi)
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West portal 38 ° 7 ′ 0 ″  N , 113 ° 28 ′ 6 ″  E
East portal 38 ° 8 ′ 49 ″  N , 113 ° 47 ′ 2 ″  E

The Taihangshan Tunnel ( Chinese  太行山 隧道 , Pinyin Tàiháng Shān Suìdào ) is a double-track railway tunnel in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi . In 2019, with a length of 27.8 kilometers, it was the third longest railway tunnel in the People's Republic of China - after the New Guanjiao Tunnel and the Western Qinling Tunnel . The tunnel has been in operation since January 1, 2009.


The tunnel is part of the ShiTai Railroad Line ( 石 太 客运 专线 ), a 189.93 km high-speed line connecting Shijiazhuang , the capital of Hebei Province , with Taiyuan , the capital of Shanxi Province . The construction of the ShiTai railway line began on June 11, 2005. The first of the two tunnels was completed on December 22nd, 2007 and the entire route was opened to traffic on January 1st, 2009. The originally planned schedule was fully adhered to.

The tunnel passes under the Taihang Mountains of the same name ( Taihangshan ) in the area of ​​the mountain Yuexiushan ( 越 宵 山 ) at a height of 1311 meters above sea level at a maximum depth of 445 meters . At the time of opening, the tunnel was the longest railway tunnel in China. The tunnel structure has two tubes that run parallel through the mountain at a distance of 35 meters. Every 420 m there is a connecting corridor between the tunnel tubes. One tunnel tube is 27.839 kilometers long and the other 27.848 kilometers.

In addition to the Chinese state-owned China Railway Construction , foreign companies such as Parsons Brinckerhoff (part of WSP Global since 2018 ) were involved in the construction of the tunnel .

Individual evidence

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