CONSTRUCTION on the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Railway will start this year and the railway is expected to begin service in 2020, according to the railway’s environmental impact statement (EIS) issued by the evaluating agency, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported yesterday.
The EIS said the 432-kilometer rail is designed to run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour through 14 stations. It will have two stations – Guangmingcheng Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station – in Shenzhen, and it may extend to Xili in Nanshan District.
According to the report, the rail will start from Ganzhou West Station in Jiangxi Province, running southward through two reserved stations – Guangmingcheng and Zhongkai stations – and another 10 new stations in Xinfeng, Longnan, Dingnan, Heping, Longchuan, Dongyuan, Heyuan, Boluo, Huizhou and Tangxia in Dongguan, before it connects with Shenzhen North Railway Station.
The rail will cut the trip from Shenzhen to Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, to three hours. Investment for the project is estimated at 66 billion yuan (US$9.97 billion).
The report shows that two rail links will be built in Tangxia to enable trains from the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Railway to reach the Shenzhen East Railway Station and Shenzhen Railway Station through the Guangzhou-Shenzhen inter-city railway.
Another two rail links will enable trains from the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Railway to reach Guangzhou Railway Station through the Guangzhou-Shenzhen inter-city railway.
Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Rail line to begin service in 2020