Jiangsu plan outlines massive integrated transportation network
2018-09-18 16:27:00

A CHR train has test run on the newly-built Yancheng-Lianyungang railway. [Photo/VCG]

Jiangsu plans to build up a comprehensive transportation network, primarily in 2020 and fully in 2025, according to a blueprint released recently.

The "Jiangsu Province Yangtze River Economic Belt Comprehensive Transportation Corridor Plan (2018-2035)" says a modern integrated transportation system will be established in Jiangsu by 2035 and provide a solid support to the high-quality development of the economic belt in the province.

The plan also forecasts that, by 2020, the province's high-speed railway mileage will reach 2,700 kilometers, covering more than 70 percent of areas at the county-level and above, and all cities divided into districts can be linked within two hours of train journey.

By 2025, Jiangsu’s high-speed railways will reach 4,800 kilometers, and regular railways at 8,000 kilometers long. The total length of the intercity railway within the Yangtze River city cluster is about 1,100 kilometers.

The province's airports will ensure the annual transportation capacity of 70 million passengers and 1.7 million tons respectively by 2020, and 100 million passengers and 2 million tons respectively by 2025, according to the plan. The Nanjing Lukou International Airport will significantly improve its role as a transportation hub by 2025, while Wuxi Shuofang Airport will become a regional hub and Huai'an Lianshui Airport will serve as the freight airport for Huaihe River Ecological Economic Belt.

By 2035, the passenger throughput of Nanjing Lukou International Airport will rank the top 50 in the world, with 130 million passengers and 2.2 million tons passing through the airport. Jiangsu will make more efforts to expand air routes. By 2020, the province’s airports will have more than 330 routes, including 95 international and regional passenger routes and at least 8 international freight routes. The proportion of inbound and outbound passengers in the province will rise to 12 percent of the total.

The province will establish more than 30 integrated passenger transport hubs by 2020, more than 50 by 2025. By 2035, all counties in the province will build comprehensive transportation hubs.

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