On December 6, Zhang-Ji-Huai High-speed Railway was put into operation. Starting today, residents can take the high-speed railway from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station, express trains cover the distance in just 5 hours and 22 minutes.
On July 2021, the Zhang-Ji-Huai high-speed railway was in trial operation. (Photo: Xinhua)
The Zhang-Ji-Huai High-speed Railway line is located in the western part of Hunan Province, starting from Zhangjiajie West Station in the north, passing through Jishou City, Fenghuang County and Mayang Miao Autonomous County of Huaihua City, with a total length of 245 kilometers and a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. Along the line there are 7 linked bus terminal stations in Zhangjiajie West, Furong Town, Guzhang West, Jishou East, Phoenix (Fenghuang) Ancient City, Mayang West, and Huaihua South.
This railway passes through famous scenic spots such as Wulingyuan, Tianmen Mountain, Furong Town, Mengdong River, and Fenghuang Ancient City. This high-speed rail line will improve the travel conditions of residents in the cities along the line and promote the revitalization and development of rural areas.
On December 6, the first day of railway opening, there are 5 high-speed trains from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Zhangjiajie West Railway Station. The earliest train departs at 7:54 am, but it also takes the longest time, which is 6 hours and 33 minutes. This train will arrive at the destination at 14:27, and the fare for the second-class seat is 590.5 yuan. There will be a train (G6120) at 3:33 pm on December 7, which will take the shortest time, only 5 hours and 22 minutes, stopping at only Changsha South, Huaihua South and Jishou East on the way. The cheapest second-class ticket for this high-speed railway is currently 493 yuan.
The scenery of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.(Photo: Xinhua)
The Zhang-Ji-Huai High-speed Railway line passes through the Wuling mountain area and many rivers. There are many nature reserves and scenic spots along the way. The mountainous climate is changeable and construction is difficult. Since the start of construction in December 2016, China National Railway Group has opened up a batch of long tunnels such as the Jishou Tunnel, a 12-kilometer long single-hole double-track tunnel, and erected bridges such as the Youshui Bridge to ensure the completion of the project on schedule. There are 162 newly built bridges and 118 tunnels across the line, with a total length of 223.9 kilometers, accounting for 90.7% of the total length of the line.
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