Yongjia Railway Station to get major upgrade, name change
Yongjia Railway Station – situated in Yongjia county, Wenzhou, in East China's Zhejiang province – is set to launch a massive revamp on Sept 15 which will see it upgraded and change its name to Wenzhou North Railway Station, according to the Yongjia municipal government.
An artist's impression of Wenzhou North Railway Station. [Photo/WeChat account: wenzhoufabu]
The railway station's area will be expanded more than 10 times as a result of the rebuild and remodeling and its annual passenger traffic will increase from 1 million to 10 million people.
On completion, it will only take 65 minutes to journey from Yongjia county to Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province.
The Hangzhou-Wenzhou high-speed railway, which is scheduled to finish construction in 2023 – running from Hangzhou West Railway Station to Wenzhou South Railway Station – will be 315 kilometers long, with a design speed of 350 km per hour.
The section of railway in Yongjia has a total length of 66.7 km with two stations in the county – namely the newly built Nanxijiang Station and the existing Yongjia Station which will transform into the new-look Wenzhou North Railway Station.
In future, it will take 5 minutes from Wenzhou North Railway Station to downtown Wenzhou, 25 minutes to reach Wenzhou Longwan International Airport and 65 minutes to reach Hangzhou – making it a key project to achieve the province's aim of a one-hour traffic circle.