China-Laos cross-border railway begins electrification construction

According to the official news of the State Railway Group, on November 13, the domestic section of the China (China) Old (Tiandu) Railway erected the first contact network pillar in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, thus entering the full-scale construction phase of the electrification project. The China-Old Railway starts in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, China, through Pu’er City, Xishuangbanna, China and the old border port grinding out, through the famous tourist resort of Laos Luang Prabang, the end point to the Lao capital Vientiane, is the national level electrified railway, the total length of the domestic section of the line about 508 kilometers, the design speed of 160 kilometers.

The Chinese section of the line, also known as the Yumi Railway, has a total length of 508.53 km and a total investment of RMB 50,545 million.

Laos section from Meding to Vientiane, a total length of 418 kilometers, by the Chinese side responsible for the construction, the use of international technical standards, passenger speed of 160 kilometers per hour, freight speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

The China-Old Railway is an important part of the Trans-Asian Railway, and when completed and opened, it will become another international railway route into and out of southwest China, with long-term planning extending to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and reaching Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore.

China-Laos cross-border railway begins electrification: error millimeter

It is reported that the domestic section of the China-Old Railway needs to set up contact network 1103 km, laying cable lines 3463 km, most of which belong to precision equipment, construction error in millimeters.

Throughout the electrification phase, the peak on-line workers will exceed 5000 people to ensure the duration.

It is understood that the railway electrification project involves communication, power supply and so on, is the last key process of railway construction, related to the railway after the completion of the train operation safety and passengers on the Internet, communication, access to the station experience, there are many cross-interface, difficult precision control, construction organization complex and other difficulties.

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