High-Rail Train Shanghai-Kunming Joints Beijing-Guangzhou in Changsha

According to the Guangzhou Railway (Group) Cooperation on December 18, the Hangzhou to Changsha section of the Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway was connected in Changsha South Station after the unremitting efforts by nearly one thousand builders for one month. The accomplishment marks that the Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the longest railway line from north to south, and the Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway, the longest from west to east, are successfully jointed in Changsha.

The 2,245-kilometer Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway connects Shanghai City, Zhejiang Province, Jiangxi Province, Hunan Province, Guizhou Province and Yunnan Province, crossing the most provinces in China. With its length second only to China's longest railway Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the Shanghai-Kunming Railway has the longest route across east to west in China.

After the docking of Hangzhou and Changsha section, the two longest railways realized the seamless joint in Changsha South Station. The Hangzhou section of the Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway is expected to be accomplished in September 2014, by when it will take only four hours from Changsha to Hangzhou.

Translator: Zhu Mengxia

Source: changsha.gov.cn