Shenzhen Plans More Railway Construction
Railway administrators are now accepting bids for contracts that will be related to the projects. The new railway will be part of a section of the high speed railway of the western Guangdong province. Which starts at Shenzhen North Railway Station extending to the north going to Dongguan, Zhongshan, Nanshan, Yangjiang, Jiangmen then ends at Maoming.
The 287 kilometer long line has a designed speed of 200 an hour. Once the railway is complete it will be reducing travel time from Shenzhen to Maoming to less than three hours. Another much expected project which is a road that links Shenzhen with Zhongshan is also being reviewed. The road has a designed speed of 100 kilometers an hour and will reduce driving time from Zhongshan and Shenzhen by half an hour.
The 51 kilometer road project will start in 2015 which include a 6.7 kilometer tunnel that will start on the Shenzhen side of the Pearl River along with 19 bridges with a total length of 42 kilometers. The State Council have already approved the road and made it the key project of the Pearl River Delta Reform and Development Outline for 2008 to 2020.