The reporter learned that recently, the preliminary design of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou High-Speed Railway was approved. In addition, the first phase of the high-speed railway (Huzhou to Huzhou East) began to carry out construction bidding, the planned construction period of 4 years. After the completion of this high-speed railway, Wuhu will have a second high-speed rail channel to Shanghai, and the operation time between the two cities will be further shortened.
Reporters learned that the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou High-Speed Railway is an extension of the Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway to Shanghai, which will form a new railway passenger channel connecting the Yangtze river delta area with central and western regions such as Anhui Province. Wuhu is one of the important stations on this high-speed railway. Hefei to Huzhou section of the Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway will soon be opened to traffic. Wuhu will have a second high-speed rail corridor to Shanghai after the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou High-Speed Railway is completed and put into operation.
Then high-speed trains from Wuhu to Shanghai will be able to run from Xuancheng, Huzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai as well as from Maanshan, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou and Shanghai. The running mileage of the line between two cities will also be reduced.
In addition, since the Shangqiu–Hefei-Hangzhou and Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou high-speed trains are designed at a speed of 350 km/h, the operation time between wuhu and suzhou, Shanghai will be greatly shortened, and the number of high-speed trains running between the two regions is expected to increase.
Translated by Yuan Mengwen from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government