Jingmen-Jingzhou High-speed Railway connecting with Hohhot-Nanning High-speed Railway,
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On November 28th, Hubei Development and Reform Commission agreed to construct a new railway from Jingmen to Jingzhou with a grading of high-speed railway, connecting with Hohhot-Nanning High-speed Railway. It demonstrates that Jingzhou will be officially incorporated into the national rapid transportation network along the openness of this south-north high-speed railway, which is also the first high-speed railway in Jingzhou city.
It is said by the official reply that it agrees to construct the new railway project from Jingmen to Jingzhou, aiming at accelerating the urbanization of both Jingmen and Jingzhou, meeting their residents’ demands of travelling, and perfecting the inter-city railway network in Hubei and integrated transport system along the railway.
This railway starts from Jingmen city in the north to Jingzhou city in the south. It connects with the planned Jingmen Western Station of Hohhot-Nanning channel, the section from Xiangyang to Changde in Jingmen area in the north end, and with Hankou-Yichang Railway to Wuhan in Jingzhou area in the south end.
The project is estimated to have an overall investment of more than RMB 11 billion. With a full length of 70.432 km, it will set up three stations along the railway, namely Jingmen Western Station, Shilipu Station, and Jingzhou Station (expansion). It would be a high-speed railway with a speed of 350 km per hour and double lines. With regards to the intensity of passenger flow in short term, there will be 26 pairs of trains running per day in 2030, while with regards to that of the long term, it will be 48 pairs per day in 2040.
It is cleared by the official reply that, the legal person of the project is Hubei Jingmen-Jingzhou Railway Co., Ltd, established by the joint funds of Hubei Provincial Railway Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd, Jingmen Municipal Transportation Construction Investment Co., Ltd, and Jingzhou Municipal Urban Development & Investment Co., Ltd. And the construction duration of this project will be 42 months.
It is introduced by relevant heads of Jingzhou Railway Work Office that, in regards to the whole provincial railway network, the construction of Jingmen-Jingzhou High-speed Railway makes Xiangyang, Jingmen, and Jingzhou achieve the connection with national railway network, and thus enhance the interconnection between Jingzhou and surrounding cities in Hubei Province; in regards to the promotion of regional economic development, it will strengthen the connection between Jingzhou and the Economic Cycle around Dongting Lake such as Yueyang, Changde, Yiyang, and Zhangjiajie as well as inter-city railways among the city cluster of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, which plays a bond role in developing Hubei and Hunan regional economy. What’s more important, Hohhot-Nanning High-speed Railway is the main south-north artery crossing through central China, and that Jingmen-Jingzhou High-speed Railway connects with Hohhot-Nanning High-speed Railway will make Jingzhou incorporated into the national rapid transportation network. It will open a great channel to the outside and will be of great importance for Jingzhou to set up a comprehensive transportation hub and improve the regional radiation force.