Southern Jiangsu’s new high-speed railway to start construction in Sept.
2018-06-05 15:55:00

A CRH-high speed train leaves Nanjing South Railway Station on Sept. 20, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

The Yanjiang high-speed railway in southern Jiangsu Province will begin construction before September 28. According to an earlier environmental impact assessment, the project is estimated to last for 42 months.

With a designed speed of 350 km per hour, the railway starts from the Nanjing South Railway Station, linking cities including Nanjing, Jurong, Changzhou, Jiangyin, Zhangjiagang, Changshu and Taicang where it meets the Shanghai-Nantong railway link and connects to the Shanghai transportation hub.

The new high-speed railway will pass through one of the most densely urbanized regions with best social economic development foundation in Jiangsu Province and the Yangtze River Delta. Although ranked among the top 10 of “Chinese Leading 100 Counties” in terms of comprehensive strength, the four cities - Jiangyin, Zhangjiagang, Changshu and Taicang - are not yet accessed to high speed trains now.

As the second intercity railway between Shanghai and Nanjing, the Yanjiang railway will mainly serve the passengers traveling between the railway’s stations and the metropolises in the region. As an essential part of the comprehensive and three-dimensional transportation corridor of Yangtze River Economic Belt, it will become an important support to urbanization development, industrial upgrading and optimization, and tourist resources development along the railway.

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