Jinhua-Taizhou Railway transports over 40,000 passengers in a month

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-07-29

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Dubbed the "Green Giant", the bullet train is less noisy, has wider space between seats, and has more charging points for passengers. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

The Jinhua-Taizhou Railway transported 41,400 passengers in a month after it opened to traffic on June 25, local media reported.

With a designed speed of 160 km/h, the railway line is the first electric railway independently constructed by Zhejiang province. It received an investment of roughly 19.98 billion yuan ($3.07 billion) and stretches 234,923 kilometers. It is capable of transporting both passengers and cargo.

The railway has cut travel time between Taizhou and Jinhua to about 1.5 hours. It also marks the opening of the first railway line in the counties of Pan'an and Xianju.

A resident surnamed Zhou from Xianju said that the railway has offered much convenience to people commuting between Taizhou's urban area and Xianju on a daily basis.

There are currently eight trains running on the railway line which operates from 6:42 am to 10:44 pm. 

In addition to reducing the travel time between Taizhou and cities such as Jinhua and Quzhou, the railway will inject new vitality to the newly established Taizhou Bay Economic and Technological Development Zone, a national economic development zone, by bolstering the sea-rail combined transportation model.