May 30, 2016

China approves high-speed line to Shanxi

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CHINA's top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission has given the go-ahead for a high-speed line linking Jiaozuo near Zhengzhou in Henan province with Taiyuan, the provincial capital of neighbouring Shanxi.

The 362km line will be designed for 250km/h operation and construction is expected to take four-and-a-half years to complete.

The total cost of the project is Yuan 43.1bn ($US 6.5bn), including Yuan 3.4bn for a fleet of high-speed trains. The Shanxi provincial government will contribute Yuan 12.3bn, with Yuan 1.2bn coming from the Henan provincial government and Yuan 8.5bn from China Railway Corporation.

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