Chongqing Selects New High-speed Railway Route
    2010-09-24 11:17:04      Web Editor: Xu Leiying

A train of China Railway Highspeed (CRH). [File photo: ]

China has determined the final route for the new Chongqing-Guangzhou high-speed railway, which will reduce the current travel time between the two major metropolises by 14 hours, reports.

The Development and Reform Commission of Chongqing announced on Thursday that the railway will run from Chongqing to Guangzhou via Guiyang and Nanning, cutting the current journey from 20 hours to six.

Guiyang is the capital city of southwest China's Guizhou Province, while Nanning is the capital city of southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The designers previously had considered two route proposals- the one they selected, which covers a total of 1.476 kilometers, and a second 1,559-kilometer route that would have run across Hunan and Guizhou provinces.

The 857-kilometer section between Guiyang and Guangzhou is now under construction. Work on the line linking Chongqing and Guiyang has been scheduled to begin in the last quarter of this year, the report said.

The Guiyang-Guangzhou section of the high-speed railway line will be completed in 2014, while the entire route linking Chongqing to Guangzhou has been slated for operation in 2015.

Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has long been a gateway to China's western regions. Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province is one of the largest cities and business hubs in south China.

The launch of the Chongqing-Guangzhou high-speed railway line will promote the country's western development project which aims to narrow the development gap between China's coastal eastern and western regions, the report said.


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