Section of the High-speed Railway to Open by December

Section of the high speed railway to open by decemberA section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed rail will open by the end of December. The test run of the section was suspended last October and was resumed on Sunday.

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen section of the railway was suppose to be operational during the Universiade but was suspended after the incident in Wenzhou. No reasons for the October suspension were given by railway officials.

Once testing is done and the railway is operational, the line will connect Shenzhen with Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan and other large major cities. A trip to Guangzhou will now take only 25 minutes while a trip to Wuhan will take 4 hours. When the 2,200 kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed railway opens next year, a trip to Beijing will only take about 8 hours .

10 Comments for “Section of the High-speed Railway to Open by December”

  1. How much is the fare? I hope it is affordable for everyone.

    • I don’t think it has been announced yet. However if you compare the price of getting to an airport, the time it takes, plus airfare, I can’t imagine it being easier/cheaper to fly vs. taking the train. We will see!

      • Also, every high speed train stations are situated on the outskirt of cities/towns. If you travel on public buses, it takes you 30-45 min just to arrive at the train station and more time to buy tickets & go thru luggage x-ray checks. That’s roughly the same time as the train ride from Guangzhou North to Shenzhen South. That’s why I think some people still prefer to ride express shuttle buses between the 2 cities.

        • Yeah, I guess it depends on the situation. For example, when I go to Guangzhou from Shekou I usually take the bus, but then the train to Luo Hu back to Shenzhen, even though I then need a taxi back to Shekou (or take the metro if I’m not in a rush).

  2. Shenzhen north to a new south GUangzhou station.

    I went there in August to use it. The security checks were all in place but having gone through there were no trains and one just came back past the equipment. Very strange. Then the designer died of a heart attack the following week while inspecting the track. And no information available until this.

  3. Hong Kong section won’t be finished for years! 4 hours to Wuhan will be just great.

  4. Where in Shenzhen is the terminal going to be?

    • Wouldn’t it be the new North Rail Station? Maybe Luo Hu though, as it goes to HK.

    • There are two terminal stations – Shenzhen North Stn, near Meilin Checkpoint,
      Its ready to operate now
      There will also be a Futian Stn, in Shenzhen CBD, finished in a couple of years
      Both XRL stations connect to Shenzhen Metro

  5. Awesome.

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