(ENCS) -- The Nantong-Ningbo high speed railway in east China and Xi’an-Yan’an high speed railway in northwest China began construction on Wednesday, according to the China Railway.
Xi’an-Yan’an high speed railway is located in Shaanxi Province. It consists of the Xi’an-Tongchuan and Tongchuan-Yan’an sections, with a total length of 299 kilometers and a designed speed of 350 kph.
The Xi’an-Tongchuan section, at 208 kilometers, started construction on May 1, 2021 and is scheduled to be finished in 4.5 years, with the 91-kilometer Tongchuan-Yan’an section planned to complete in three years.
After completion, the travel from Xi 'an to Yan 'an will be shortened from the current 2.5 hours to about one.
The Nantong-Ningbo high-speed railway, with a total length of 301 kilometers and a designed speed of 350 kph, starts from Nantong West Railway Station and passes through ten stations spanning Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
Its construction period is five years. The Nantong-Ningbo line will further optimize the road network in the Yangtze River Delta region after operation, said China Railway.