Three new rail projects to break ground in Shanxi
The Shanxi Provincial Government recently announced key provincial-level projects for 2021, including three new railway projects to be started this year.
The three railway projects are: the Jining-Yuanping High-speed Railway to be started in June, the Shanxi section of the Xiongan-Xinzhou High-speed Railway to be started in October, and the east ring line of the Taiyuan railway hub.
The Jining-Yuanping High-speed Railway will start from Ulaanqab city in Inner Mongolia autonomous region and pass through Datong, Shuozhou and Xinzhou cities in Shanxi province. Once completed, the new line will be about 269.6 kilometers long, with a designed speed limit of 250 km per hour. It will take four years to complete the project, which will require an investment of 33.93 billion yuan ($5.32 billion).
The Shanxi section of the Xiongan-Xinzhou High-speed Railway will stretch 114.72 km and travel through Mount Wutai scenic area, Wutai and Dingxiang counties, and Xinfu district in Xinzhou city.
The east ring line of the Taiyuan railway hub project refers to the high-speed railway section that will connect Yangqu West Railway Station and Taiyuan South Railway Station. It is a supporting project of the Xiongan-Xinzhou High-speed Railway.