On November 13th, the test train numbered 55601 departed from Xi’an North Station to Sichuan Jiangyou Station, marking the completion of the comprehensive acceptance stage before the high-speed railway entered into operation. After the opening, the train running time from Xi’an to Chengdu will be shortened from the current sixteen hours to three hours.
On August 27, 2008, the State Council examined and approved the national overall plan for recovery and reconstruction after 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and Xi’an-Chengdu high speed railway was included. On October 27, 2012, the opening ceremony was held in Xi’an North Station. After five years of construction, it is expected to officially opened on December 1st, 2017. The Xi’an-Chengdu high speed railway goes across the Qinling Mountain, and the Tianhuashan tunnel is the longest single-hole double-line high-speed railway tunnel in Asia. Besides, the tunnel is long, high altitude, mountainous, which is defined as primary risk category. It is very important for tunnel mining to be stable, and the soil nailing system of Sinorock has a significant effect on geotechnical anchorage, which is widely used in the construction of various tunnels and bridges.