Shijiazhuang-Wuhan Stretch of Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Nearly Ready

The Shijiazhuang to Wuhan stretch of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR is getting increasingly closer to completion, following reports that tracks have been laid in full on this stretch.

This bit of the Beijing-Hong Kong HSR starts from Shijiazhuang and ends in Wuhan. In Wuhan it connects to the already open Wuhan-Guangzhou stretch. The southernmost Guangzhou-Hong Kong stretch is “getting busy” as well: trains are already running on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen stretch, and the all-underground Hong Kong part is a continuing work in progress.

The Beijing to Shijiazhuang bit is also nearing completion, after tackling the bit by Dujiakan. When the whole stretch is done within a year’s time (unfortunately delayed due to the rail management shakeup), trains will link Beijing to Hong Kong. When the whole stretch runs up to 350 km/h, travel time will be slashed from 24 hours to just around 8.

And at that time you’ll wonder why the planes are still in the sky…

This item was first posted in a constituent site which was later merged with Tracking China. It was posted before 2012 and may contain outdated content. If a specific date/timestamp was not found, the default used instead is at 12 noon Beijing time.

By David Feng

David Feng — founder and publisher, Tracking China, a Street Level China website.

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