Wenling-Yuhuan Railway breaks ground

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-04-21

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A rendering of the Yuhuan Railway Station in Yuhuan, a county-level city in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn] 

The Wenling-Yuhuan Railway, a rail line linking Wenling with Yuhuan, two county-level cites in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, broke ground on April 20, local media reported.

Representing an investment of about 7.6 billion yuan ($1.17 billion), the rail line stretches 37.2 kilometers and has a designed speed of 350 km/h.

The Wenling section will span roughly 21.1 kilometers, while the rest of the line will be in Yuhuan.

The line will be a public-private partnership (PPP) project and the only high-speed railway in China independently constructed by a prefecture-level city.

Slated to open to traffic in 2025, the project will also mark the opening of the first railway line in Yuhuan, which was ranked among the top 100 counties in terms of comprehensive strength. After its opening, all administrative areas in Taizhou will be connected by high-speed rail.

The railway will connect the Hangzhou-Taizhou high-speed railway with Wenling and might be extended to Wenzhou, another city in Zhejiang, in the future.