East China's Anhui province is mulling new high-speed railway projects as part of its efforts to support the integration of rail traffic in the Yangtze River Delta region.
The new projects include a high-speed railway from Hefei, capital of the province, to Xinyi in East China’s Jiangsu province, the Anhui-section high-speed railway between Hefei and Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, the Anhui-section high-speed railway from Hefei to Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province, as well as inter-city railways linking the province’s prefecture-level cities like Huaibei, Suzhou, Bengbu, Fuyang, Lu’an and Anqing, according to Anhui Provincial Railway Investment Co.
In addition, five high-speed rail lines are being built - the Hefei-Anqing railway, the Anqing-Jiujiang railway, the Nanchang-Jingdezhen-Huangshan railway, the Chizhou-Huangshan railway, and the Xuancheng-Jixi railway.
The new railways and the under-construction ones will span 1,500 kilometers in total, the company said.
Anhui is the second Chinese province with a high-speed rail system covering all of the prefecture-level cities. Currently, ten high-speed railways pass the province.