Construction of China’s northernmost high-speed line has also begun.
The Huanggang – Huangmei section reduces the travel time from Wuhan to Huangmei to 1h 28min.
The 127km Huanggang – Huangmei section of the Wuhan – Hangzhou high-speed line opened on April 22, with a Chinese National Railways (CR) class CR400AF train operating from Huangmei East station in Wuhan.
The section, which has five stations – Huanggang East, Xishui South, Herchun South, Wuxiang North and Huangmei East 5 – cuts the Wuhan – Huangmei travel time to 1h 28min, with trains running at up to 350 km/h.
CRCC North China Company has also started construction of Tieli Station in the northern province of Heilongjiang as part of the Tieli – Yichun line, which when completed will be China’s northernmost high-speed line. Known as the Tie-Yi Railway, the line will have three stations: Tieli, Riyuexia and Yichun West.
The construction of Tieli Station includes the demolition of an old station building and a pedestrian overpass, which will be replaced by two floors above ground and one floor underground. The 5000m2 building with a capacity of 1000 passengers.
The platforms will be covered with prefabricated canopies, a first in China, which the CRCC says will shorten the construction period and reduce environmental impact.
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