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Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang Railway Opens to Traffic

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The opening ceremony of the Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway line is held at the Huaihua South Railway Station on the morning of December 25.
 
The first train will run along the Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway.
 
At 10:15 of December 25 morning, the opening ceremony of the Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway line was held at the Huaihua South Railway Station. Du Jiahao, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, announced that the full line was officially opened to traffic. Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Hunan governor, delivered a speech. The Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway line will be officially launched since December 26. The single-way running time from Huaihua to Hengyang will thus be shortened to one hour and 48 minutes from 2 hours and 35 minutes in the past.
 
The Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway overall construction began in October, 2014. It is a trunk railway in national major areas in China. The railway, located in southwest Hunan, covers 14 counties in such three cities as Huaihua, Shaoyang, and Hengyang. It has the main line of 318 kilometers, and the connecting line of about 12 kilometers. The designed running speed of the main line reaches 200 kilometers per hour. It is a collinear railway of double line, electrification, and national Class I passenger and freight transportation. Altogether, there are 17 stations across the full railway line. They are the stations of Huaihua South Railway, Anjiang East Railway, Yuexi, Dongkou, Longhui West Railway, Longhui, Shaoyang West Railway, Shaoyang, Shaoyang East Railway, Shaodong, Yangqiao, Kuzongqiao, Xidu, Songmu, Xiantang, Yanjialong, and Hengyang East Railway. Among the total, there are 10 passenger stations. They are 4 previously built stations including Huaihua South Railway, Shaoyang, Shaodong, and Hengyang East Railway stations. And 6 newly-built stations, including Anjiang East Railway, Dongkou, Longhui, Shaoyang West Railway, Yangqiao, and Xidu stations.
 
Huaihua-Shaoyang-Hengyang railway converges with different railways at different stations. They are listed as follows:
 
·At Huaihua West Railway Station: Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway, Jiaozuo-Liuzhou Railway, Chongqing-Huaihua Railway, and Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua High-speed Railway being built right now;
 
·At Shaoyang Railway Station: Luoyang-Zhanjiang Raiway; and,
 
·At Hengyang East Railway Station: Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway, Jishou-Hengyang Railway, and Hengyang-Liuzhou Railway.
 
It is the quickest transport channel linking northwest and southwest areas to southeast coast and the Pearl River Delta Region.
 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Fang Qi
 
Chinese source: hn.xinhuanet.com; rednet.cn
 
Photo source: rednet.cn