Railway to boost connectivity between Asian Games venues

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Apr 29, 2022

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A section of the Hefei-Hangzhou High-speed Railway in Huzhou's Wuxing district is under construction. [Photo/hz66.com]

The Huzhou-Hangzhou section of the Hefei-Hangzhou High-speed Railway recently underwent debugging, local media reported.

According to Wang Guangfeng, an employee of China Railway Shanghai Group Co Ltd, the debugging and trial run will take over three months.

The railway line is slated to open in August, before the 19th Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province, in September.

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

Besides boosting connectivity among the Games venues, the railway will also accelerate the integration of Huzhou into the Yangtze River Delta, a region encompassing the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui as well as Shanghai municipality.