China's high-speed railways reach 24,000km with new Shijiazhuang-Jinan line

Source: Global Times Published: 2017/12/28 20:45:49

Highlights: Highlights: A high-speed rail line linking Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province and Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province officially began operation on December 28, 2017. The new 10-station line shortens travel times between the provincial capitals from 3 hours 47 minutes to 2 hours and 9 minutes with trains at top speeds of 250 kilometers an hour. The new 298-kilometer stretch brings the total coverage of China’s high-speed railway network to more than 24,000 kilometers. Here are some moments from construction of the Shijiazhuang-Jinan high-speed rail line. (Photos: VCG)

  • Workers build a bridge on the Dezhou section of the Shijiazhuang-Jinan high speed rail line on March 27, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • A bridge for the Dezhou section of the Shijiazhuang-Jinan railway is under construction over National Highway 104 on March 27, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Workers use vehicles to test the subgrade of newly-laid tracks on the Dezhou section of the Shijiazhuang-Jinan high speed rail line on March 27, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Workers tamp new rails on the Dezhou section of the Shijiazhuang-Jinan high speed rail line on March 27, 2017. Photo: VCG






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