A C2701 train is ready to depart from Beijing West Railway Station to Beijing Daxing International Airport, Sept 26, 2019. [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/chinadaily.com.cn]
Construction will begin on an intercity railway linking Tianjin with Beijing Daxing International Airport by the end of this year, Beijing Daily reported.
The rail line is expected to open in 2022 and will cut travel time between Tianjin and Beijing’s new airport to only 36 minutes upon completion.
The line will begin at Tianjin West Railway Station and terminate at Daxing Airport Railway Station.
The intercity rail line is divided into three sections: Tianjin West Railway Station-Shengfang Railway Station, Shengfang Railway Station-Gu’an East Railway Station and Gu’an East Railway Station- Daxing Airport Railway Station.
The 47.36-kilometer section between Shengfang Railway Station and Gu’an East Railway Station will be built, while the other two sections will make use of existing tracks on the Tianjin-Baoding and Beijing-Xiongan rail links.
The line will become a new transport passage between Tianjin and Beijing, said Yin Xiangjun, an official with the Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission.
It is also a part of the traffic network of a one-hour or half-hour traffic circle that connects Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, Yin said.
After the Beijing Daxing International Airport went into operation, Tianjin launched a regular bus route to the airport on Oct 22. Two buses go to the new airport every day.