Railway Tunnels in China (9.999-3.000 m)
Tunnel Length (m) Date of
opening
Line, notes
Mihualing 9 392 1996  
Jindong 9 108 28.06.2003 Yuhuai railway, Hunan province
Jundushan 8 460 1987 Datong - Qinhuangdao line
Yuntaishan 8 145 1991 Houma - Yueshan line
Fenhuiguan 7 228 1997  
Yimaling 7 032 1969  
Sipujian 6 407 u.c.  
Shamalada 6 383 1966  
Bapanling 6 340 1993  
Pingxingguan 6 188 1971  
Guancunba 6 187 1966  
Kuixian 6 152 1978  
Nanling 6 061 1987  
Hongqi 5 848 1975  
Pengmoshan 5 592 1973  
Dabashan 5 334 1973  
Liupanshan 5 240 1994  
Wudangshan 5 226 1973  
Pingguan 5 140 1970  
Baijawan 5 058 1986  
Wuzhishan 4 465   Beijing - Kowloon line
New Yungchun 4 460 PRJ  
Xinzhai 4 409 20.02.2001 Neijiang-Kunming railway, southwest China.
Xiashan 3 805 2004 Ganlong railway, Ganzhou - Longyan
Huangtupo no. 3 3 005 11.05.2000  Neijiang - Kunming railway at the Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province

Railway tunnels in China > 10 000 m

The World's longest Railway tunnels

Fenghuoshan Tunnel - The World's highest tunnel
LHASA, October 21 (Xinhuanet) - The construction of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has achieved yet another important progress as the Fenghuoshan Tunnel has just been drilled through to form the world's highest railway tunnel. The Fenghuoshan, or Wind-Fire-Mountain in English, tunnel is situated at an altitude of 4,905 meters as the plane of rail tracks are concerned. The tunnel measures 1,338 meters and goes through perma-frost and ice layers of the mountain that is located at the border of the so-called no-man's land in between Tibet and Qinghai.
Though the construction had to be done in tough weather conditions, railway builders had turned their job into a miracle when they completed the drilling of the tunnel in a year to the day. The construction started on October 18 last year.
Due to the extreme lack of oxygen inside the drilling site, oxygen generation machines had to be installed inside the tunnel so as to provide builders with enough oxygen to keep the drilling process as scheduled.

 

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