Jiaxing's feasibility report on tramcar lines approved
Rendering of tramcar lines in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, which will be available to local residents as early as 2021. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
The feasibility report on tramcar lines in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, was approved by the Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission on Feb 27, local media reported.
The report involves the first sections of the T1 and T2 lines, making Jiaxing the fourth city in Zhejiang to be home to a rail transit system.
The first section of the T1 line extends 13.8 km from Anlei road to Jiaxing South Railway Station and has 21 stops with an average interval of 690 meters, 15 of which are expected to open when the line begins operating.
The first section of the T2 line extends 1.8 km from Yuhe North road to Huancheng South road and has five stops. A tramcar parking lot and an operation center will be established along the line.
The tramcars in Jiaxing will run at a maximum speed of 70 km per hour.
According to the investor and constructor, Jiaxing Rail Transit Investment and Development Co Ltd, the two lines are projected to be completed in 2023. Construction on the first sections will last for 18 to 24 months.
Jiaxing residents will be able to take the tramcar as early as 2021.
In addition, intercity rail transit between Jiaxing and Shanghai is also being considered.