Huzhou section of Hefei-Hangzhou High-speed Railway opens

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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The Huzhou-Hangzhou section of the Hefei-Hangzhou High-speed Railway is put into operation on Sept 22. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]

The Huzhou-Hangzhou section of the Hefei-Hangzhou High-speed Railway was officially opened on Sept 22.

Tickets were made available starting from 5:00 pm on Sept 21.

The railway line broke ground at the end of 2019 before entering the testing stage in late April this year.

With a designed speed of 350 km/h, the section spans 137.8 kilometers and has six stops in Huzhou, Deqing, Hangzhou, Fuyang and Tonglu. Deqing and Tonglu are two sub-venues of the recently postponed Asian Games.

The railway's opening will boost connectivity between Games venues, accelerate Huzhou's integration into the Yangtze River Delta, as well as bolster the construction of the "one-hour" traffic circle pattern in Zhejiang, in which passengers from any city in the province can get to another within an hour.