On June 28, China has started the operation of a new high-speed railway route that will connect east and central China.
Officials state that the new route will connect the city of Shangqiu in central China’s Henan Province, and Hefei and Hangzhou, the capital cities of east China’s Anhui and Zhejiang provinces. The route has been designed for a speed of 350 kph.
The China Railway Shanghai Group Co., Ltd. added that the northern section of the railway, from Shangqiu to Hefei, went into operation in December 2019.
The China Railway Shanghai Group Co., Ltd adds, covering a distance of 794.55 km, the Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou high-speed railway can help further promote the development of central China. It will bolster regional integration of the Yangtze River Delta, with the latter involving Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui.