Beijing - Tianjin, China

The port of Tianjin at a distance of about 120 km from Beijing is an important Chinese hub and interface for the Chinese capital’s economic infrastructure. An efficient train service with short headways between these two cities will give an enormous boost both to the transport of goods and the mobility of people. Trains are thus becoming the most important means of transport for the large majority of the Chinese. NKT delivered the catenary system for the 117 km track, which allows travelling at speeds of up to 350 km/h. Work was started on 4 July 2005 and was completed on 1 August 2008 when the service was put into operation as the first rail connection worldwide with a speed record of 394.3 km/h.

Length of the route 116,939 m

In 2008 the first passenger
transport route in China
allowing a maximum speed of 350 km/h

117 km

285 km copper-magnesium contact wires
110 km copper-silver contact wires
395 km messenger wires

4 July 2005 - 1 August 2008

Siemens and EEB (Electrification Engineering Bureau)

Beijing, Tijangin



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