China’s Hunan province opens new high-speed line
In southeast China’s Hunan province, the 154 km long Changde-Changsha high-speed line, designed for a speed of 350 km/h, has been put into operation. Initially, 29 pairs of trains will run on the HSR. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to zdmira.
The Yiyang-Changsha section, 63 km long, was opened in September 2022, and the Changde-Yiyang section was opened on December 26, 2022. The last section, 91 km long, has three stations, one of them (Hanshou) is new, construction work has been carried out since June 2019
Thanks to the launch of the new line, travel time between Changde and Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, has been reduced to 59 minutes. All 14 urban districts in Hunan Province have been connected to the high-speed rail network.
In turn, the Changde-Changsha line is part of the Chongqing-Xiamen HSR, which is part of China’s backbone high-speed network, formed from eight north-south high-speed lines and eight west-east high-speed lines
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