The first high-speed rail in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, linking its capital city, Yinchuan to Wuzhong and Zhongwei city, was put into operation on Dec 29. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
At least 20 high-speed railways are expected to start operation in 2020, according to Economic View’s calculation.
The Yinchuan-Xi’an high-speed railway is expected to open at the end of 2020. The trip between Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, and Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, will be shortened from 14 hours to 3 hours.
The Beijing-Shenyang high-speed railway, a line of around 698 kilometers, is expected to open at the end of 2020. Trips between Beijing and Shenyang, capital of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, will be halved to 2.5 hours.
The Taiyuan-Jiaozuo high-speed railway is expected to open in December 2020. The trip between Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, and Zhengzhou, capital of Central China’s Henan province, will halved to 2 hours.
The Weifang-Laixi high-speed railway is expected to open at the end of 2020 within East China’s Shandong province. It will shorten the trip between the provincial capital Ji’nan and Yantai to 2 hours.
In 2019, more than 5,000 km of high-speed railways went into operation. The total length of China’s high-speed railways has reached 35,000 km.