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New high-speed railway starts operation in eastern China

Updated: Dec 6,2015 9:54 AM     Xinhua

A train runs in Wuhu, east China’s Anhui province, on Dec 6. The high-speed railway linking Anqing of Anhui province and Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, was put into operation on Dec 6.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — A new high-speed railway started operation on Dec 6 in eastern China to boost regional traffic in the booming Yangtze River Delta, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC).

It links Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, and Anqing in Anhui province, cutting the rail travel time from nearly six hours to about two.

It extends 257 kilometers with ten stations. The train runs at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour at the initial stage. The project broke ground in April 2009 and started trial operation in August this year.

The new railway is expected to boost regional integration in the Yangtze River Delta and the economic development in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, according to the CRC.

A train runs to the Wuhu Railway Station in Wuhu, east China’s Anhui province, on Dec 6. The high-speed railway linking Anqing of Anhui province and Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, was put into operation on Dec 6. [Photo/Xinhua]

A train leaves the Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, on Dec 6. The high-speed railway linking Anqing of Anhui province and Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, was put into operation on Dec 6. [Photo/Xinhua]

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