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Hangzhou-Haining railway starts trial operations

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 16, 2021


The Hangzhou-Haining railway starts trial operations on March 5 after being approved by experts. [Photo/jxrb.cnjxol.com]

The Hangzhou-Haining railway started trial operations on March 5 after being approved by experts, local media reported.

Customized trains will operate on the railway with no loads at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, which will be the normal speed of trains on the railway after it officially opens.

The railway received nearly 14.2 billion yuan ($2.19 billion) in investment and spans a length of 48.1 km. It starts at the Yuhang High-speed Station in Hangzhou and ends at the International Campus of Zhejiang University Station in Haining. It has 13 stations in total.

The railway is expected to open to traffice by the end of June this year.

The train operating on the railway is 80 meters long, 2.88 m wide, 3.8 m tall, and weighs 140 metric tons. It has 182 seats and four carriages, which can accommodate up to 1,100 passengers.

The interior of the train is mostly white, and the poles inside combine curves and straight lines, resembling the famous Qianjiang Tide in Haining county.

The logo for the railway consists of a red oval and a white "H", representing the integration of Hangzhou and Haining.