Reporters learned that recently, Huanggang-Huangmei High-speed Railway has entered the completion acceptance stage and will soon enter the joint adjustment test, which marks another step closer to the opening of this high-speed railway line. After the opening of the Huanggang-Huangmei High-speed Railway, it only takes two hours from Wuhu to Wuhan, marking that another passenger transport channel opening to the western region.
Huanggang–Huangmei High-speed Railway, an extension of the Wugang Intercity Railway Line, starts from Huanggangdong Station in the north, via Huanggang urban area, Xishui County, Qichun County, Wuxue City, Huangmei County, and connecting Anhui-Jiujiang High-speed Railway that has opened operation at Huangmeidong Station.
Construction of this 125.12-kilometer line began in December 2018, with five stations and a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour. It is an important part of Beijing-Hong Kong (Taiwan) Channel, one of the main channel of the “eight vertical and eight horizontal” high-speed railway network in China’s “Medium and Long Term Railway Network Planning”, and also a part of the high-speed railway from Wuhan to Hangzhou. This line is of great significance for improving the railway network layout of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, promoting the revitalization and development of the old revolutionary base areas of Dabie Mountains, and driving the coordinated development of Wuhan metropolitan area.
The reporter learned that Nanjing-Anqing High-speed Railway is connected with the Anhui-Jiujiang section of Beijing-Hong Kong High-speed Railway. At present, the Anhui-Jiujiang section of Beijing-Hong Kong High-speed Railway has been put into operation, while Huanggang-Huangmei High-speed Railway will soon be completed and open to traffic. After that, another fast and convenient passenger transport channel with large transport capacity from Wuhu to Wuhan will be added in the east-west direction. By then, departing from Wuhu to Wuhan by high-speed rail, it is accessible to reach Wuhan from Wuhu via Anqing, Huangmeidong, Huanggang as well as via Hefei and Lu ‘an.
Translated by Yuan Mengwen from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government