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China starts construction on new high-speed railway

Updated: Dec 20,2014 2:37 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The China Railway Corporation announced on Dec 20 that construction on a new high-speed line has commenced in East China’s Jiangxi province.

The new passenger line, which will stretch for 419 kilometers and run through more than 10 cities and counties, will link provincial capital Nanchang with Ganzhou city in the province, the company said.

Upon completion, the line will also connect to a number of other high-speed railway lines that crisscross the province including the Nanchang-Jiujiang High-speed Railway and the national high-speed railway arteries including the Beijing-Kowloon and Shanghai-Kunming routes.

The new railway will increase passenger transportation capacity in the eastern provinces of Jiangxi and Fujian, and between China’s eastern regions with the central and western regions, the company said.

However, it did not reveal the project’s completion date or planned costs.