HEFEI, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A section of a
new high-speed railway line was put into operation Tuesday in east
China's Anhui Province to further boost the railway interconnectivity in
the Yangtze River Delta.
bullet train departed at 8:38 a.m. from the Hefei South Railway Station
in the provincial capital Hefei, marking the inauguration of the railway
section between Hefei and the city of Anqing.
Five pairs of trains are currently in operation, which will be increased to 13 pairs daily from January 2021.
The fastest train can reach Anqing from Hefei in an hour and 13 minutes.
a designed train speed of 350 km per hour, the 176-km Hefei-Anqing
railway section is part of the future Beijing-Hong Kong high-speed
railway, one of the country's rail arteries currently under
section can help promote the development and regional integration of the
Yangtze River Delta consisting of Shanghai Municipality and the
provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, as it has connected multiple
high-speed railway lines across the region.
year, China unveiled an outline for the regional integrated development
of the Yangtze River Delta, which is one of the country's most
economically active, open and innovative regions, and produces about
one-fourth of the national GDP. Enditem