A high-speed railway linking Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, with Anqing, a city in the southwest of the province, entered a static test phase on August 1, according to the China Railway Shanghai Group Co.
The railway is likely to go into service at the end of this year, the company added.
The static test involves railway maintenance, communication, signals, power supply, housing construction, customer service information, anti-disaster monitoring systems, land and environmental protection.
The rail project will go through dynamic test in September and enter a trial operation phase in November, the company said.
As part of the Beijing-Hong Kong railway, the 162-km Hefei-Anqing high-speed rail line passes county-level regions such as Feixi, Shucheng, Lujiang, Tongcheng and Huaining. It will allow trains to run at a design speed of 350 km per hour, once it goes into operation.