Rail line linking Wenling, Yuhuan to break ground this year
Bullet trains stop at a railway station in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
The railway line connecting Wenling with Yuhuan, two county-level cities in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, is expected to break ground at the end of this year.
With a total investment of about 7.6 billion yuan ($1.17 billion), the 37-km railway line will have a designed speed of 350 km/h. It will adopt the public-private partnership (PPP) funded model, with the private sector having a holding status.
It will also be the only high-speed railway in China independently constructed by a prefecture-level city and will mark the opening of the first railway line in Yuhuan, which was ranked among the top 100 counties in comprehensive strength.
In the future, the railway line might be extended to Wenzhou.
After its opening, all the administrative areas in Taizhou will be inter-connected with each other by high-speed trains.
The railway connecting Taizhou with its two administrative areas, the county level city of Linhai and Xianju county, was put into service on Aug 11. In addition, another line linking Linhai with Luqiao town and Toumeng Port was launched on the same day.