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China opens three more high-speed lines



China continued the rapid expansion of its high-speed network on December 1 with the opening of three more sections of new line totalling 1043km.

The three new lines comprise:

– The 378km Shangqiu – Fuyang – Hefei section of the Beijing – Hong Kong high-speed artery with 14 stations,

– The 276km Zhengzhou – Fuyang high-speed line which has 11 stations, and

– The 389km Zhengzhou – Nanyang – Xiangyang section of the Zhengzhou – Chongqing high-speed line, which also has 11 stations.

All three lines have a design speed of 350km/h and an initial maximum operating speed of 300km/h.


China State Railway Group (CR) will operate 40 round trips per day on both the Shangqiu – Fuyang – Heifei and Zhengzhou – Fuyang lines and 18 trains/day/direction between Zhengzhou and Xiangyang. The journey time between Zhengzhou and Xiangyang will be 1h 45min.



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