Beijing-Hong Kong Railway to Start Construction This Year
Work on the Ganzhou-Shenzhen section of the Beijing-Kowloon high-speed railway will start this year. It will take less than 8 hours traveling from Beijing to Hong Kong once the whole line is completed.
The section is designed to be 432-kilometer long with a running speed of 350 kilometers per hour with 12 stations.
It will run from Ganzhou in Jiangxi Province and go southward through Xinfeng, Longnan, Dingnan, Heping, Longchuan, Dongyuan, Heyuan, Boluo, Huizhou and Tangxia in Dongguan before arriving at Shenzhen North Railway Station.
Chinese authorities approved plans for the new Beijing-Kowloon high-speed railway last year, the route of which will cover more than 2,400 kilometers.
The Ganzhou-Shenzhen section together with the Nanchang-Ganzhou section, which begun construction last year, forms the Nanchang-Shenzhen line, spanning 840 kilometers. Travel time between the two cities could be cut to less than four hours after the rail is completed in 2020.
The Shenzhen-Nanchang section, as part of the railway line, is expected to play a significant role in stimulating development of northern Guangdong and Jiangxi.
The Ganzhou-Shenzhen high speed railway will run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour with 12 stations. Image: souhu.com
A list of stations on the Beijing-Kowloon High-speed Passenger Line include Beijing West, Bazhou, Hengshui, Liaocheng, Shangqiu, Hefei, Hangzhou, Heze, Fuyang, Nanchang, Ji'an, Ganzhou, Heyuan, Huizhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.