Trains Operations Still Suspended as Heavy Rains Cause Rail Collapse
Heavy rains triggered a collapse in a rail line in the eastern Guangdong Province which led to the cancellation of scheduled trains traveling from Shenzhen to Shanghai and to Juijiang and Meizhou. Guangzhou Railway Group sent more than 300 workers to fix the collapsed area between Songpeng Station and Qingtan Station. Three other trains from Shantou to Guangzhou and back were still suspended from operations.
As of yesterday 40 train trips including long distance trains were canceled becuase of the onslaught of tropical storm Usagi. Passengers that are affected by the cancellations can get refunds at ticket counters within five days of cancellation.
Ferry and air services returned to normal after Usagi turned north of Shenzhen after hitting land on Guangdong’s east coast last Sunday. Said to be the strongest storm to hit only brought limited damages to the city, knocking down small trees, damaged a few vehicles and brought an average rainfall of 82 millimeters. The storm also caused short blackouts in ten areas.
Flight services at the Shenzhen International Airport resumed its operations as of noon yesterday after cancelling and delaying more than 70 flights. High speed trains and ferry services also returned to normal and Checkpoints opened after closing last Sunday due to safety concerns on Shenzhen Bay Bridge.