High-speed railway to link Beijing, Shenyang
Updated: 2013-12-30 15:28
|Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway|
The 709-km railway will cut travel time between the two cities in half to 2.5 hours, said Tian Limin, a senior manager of the railway project at a conference organized by the Liaoning provincial government on Monday.
The railway is expected to be completed within 5 years with a total investment of 124.5 billion yuan ($20.4 billion). It is designed with a speed of 350 km per hour, said Tian.
|China's seven new high-speed railways|
China's railway network topped 100,000 km on Saturday, as several new high-speed rail links started operations ahead of one of the busiest travel seasons next month.
The newly opened links include the Xiamen-Shenzhen railway, the Xi'an-Baoji railway, the Chongqing-Lichuan railway, and others in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. They have a combined distance of 2,000 km.
Of the 100,000 km of track, more than 10,000 km are highspeed, said Hu Yadong, vice general manager of the China Railway Corporation.