An 805-meter tunnel in East China’s Anhui province was bored through on August 14, laying a solid foundation for the completion of the high-speed railway linking the province’s Anqing and Jiujiang, East China’s Jiangxi province.
Located in Susong county, the tunnel is the last one of the Anhui-section Anqing-Jiujiang high-speed rail line.
The railway will join the high-speed railway linking Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, with Anqing. Passengers will be able to travel from Wuhu in Anhui to cities like Jiujiang, Wuhan in Central China’s Hubei province, Southwest China’s Chongqing, and Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
The railway is expected to go into service at the end of 2021. It will allow trains to run at a speed of 350 km per hour.
The Anqing-Jiujiang railway is part of the longer rail line from Beijing to Hong Kong.