Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway takes over first passenger train
The hand-over ceremony for the first electric passenger train for the Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway is held on Sept 24. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Construction on the Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway is coming to an end, as the first electric passenger train was handed over at a ceremony on Sept 24. All that remains is a final stage of debugging, local media reported.
The Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway, a key infrastructure project in Zhejiang province, accommodates a total of 18 120-meter-long trains, each with six coaches. The trains have a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour and can travel a distance of 20.3 km between the two cities within 30 minutes. They are connected to the Hangzhou metro line 5 at the Guniangqiao Station and Shaoxing metro line 1 Diyang Road Station.
Total investment in the intercity railway project is 12.79 billion yuan ($1.88 billion), 11.07 billion yuan of which had already been spent as of the end of August, accounting for 86.52 percent of the total.