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High-speed railway connecting Shaoxing, Hangzhou to open next month

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: November 11, 2021 L M S

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The Shengzhou-Xinchang Railway Station is located in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

The Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou high-speed railway in East China's Zhejiang province is expected to start operations next month, local media reported on Nov 10.

Spanning 266.9 kilometers, the railway was among the first batch of public-private partnership pilot projects in China. It has a designed speed of 350 km per hour and four stops in Shaoxing - Shaoxingbei, Shangyu'nan, Shengzhoubei, and Shengzhou-Xinchang.

Once put into service this year, the railway will become part of the transportation network in the Yangtze River Delta and reduce the travel time between Hangzhou and Shaoxing to just half an hour, according to transportation authorities in Shaoxing's Xinchang county.

The Shengzhou-Xinchang Railway Station is the first Chinese railway station with a name that features two county-level regions. Its main structure was completed in March and the decoration is expected to be finished the next month.