Work on Dongguan section of Ganzhou-Shenzhen rail line kicks off     12/23/2016 10:11

The launching ceremony of the Dongguan section of Ganzhou-Shenzhen high-speed rail project was held in Tangxia Town of Dongguan City on December 22, 2016.

Work on the Dongguan section of a high-speed rail that will link Ganzhou in Jiangxi Province and Shenzhen was officially initiated in Tangxia Town of Dongguan City on Thursday.

The 436-km high-speed rail line, with an estimated investment of 62 billion yuan (US$8.93 billion), will be put into operation in 2020. The whole line will have 14 stations and the trip to Ganzhou will be cut to two hours.

The railway runs through about 300 kilometers of Guangdong, passing Heyuan, Huizhou and Dongguan and ending in Shenzhen. It will have a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

The Guangdong section will cost about 45.8 billion yuan, which will be jointly funded by the Guangdong Provincial Government and China Railway Corp.

Work on the Shenzhen section of the railway was simultaneously initiated in Guangming New Area on Thursday.

The civil engineering work will start in May next year.

The rail line will form part of a longer proposed high-speed rail link to Nanchang, Jiangxi and will be connected with the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway to allow access to coastal Fujian cities.

The Ganzhou-Shenzhen high-speed rail line is the southern part of the Beijing-Kowloon high-speed railway.

Han Ximin

来源:Dongguan Today/Shenzhen Daily     Editor:谭晶