Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway takes over first passenger train
The hand-over ceremony for the first electric passenger train for the Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway is held on Sept 24. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Construction on the Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway is coming to an end, as the first electric passenger train was handed over at a ceremony on Sept 24. All that remains is a final stage of debugging, local media reported.
The Hangzhou-Shaoxing intercity railway, a key infrastructure project in Zhejiang province, accommodates a total of 18 120-meter-long trains, each with six coaches. The trains have a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour and can travel a distance of 20.3 km between the two cities within 30 minutes. They are connected to the Hangzhou metro line 5 at the Guniangqiao Station and Shaoxing metro line 1 Diyang Road Station.
Total investment in the intercity railway project is 12.79 billion yuan ($1.88 billion), 11.07 billion yuan of which had already been spent as of the end of August, accounting for 86.52 percent of the total.
The passenger train consists of six coaches and can run at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]