A new high-speed railway route - Xulian Line, linking Xuzhou and Lianyungang opened yesterday. It marks the completing of the 3422km Lianyungang -Urumqi high-speed corridor, the longest of the country’s eight horizontal high-speed corridors.
Xulian high-speed railway, with a length of 185km and a designed speed of 350km/h, make the travel time between the Xuzhou and Lianyungang to just one hour and also improving the travel in northern Jiangsu.
Xuzhou - Lianyungang high-speed railway connects six stations at Xuzhou East, Daxu South, Pizhou East, Xinyi South, Donghai County and Lianyungang. China National Railways (CR) will operate seven trains per direction per day, which highly improve the travel in Northern Jiangsu Province.
Construction of the high-speed railway began in July 2017 and tests started in last December. The opening of the Xulian Line will release capacity for freight services on the existing network, and reinforce Lianyungang’s position as the eastern starting point of the New Asia-Europe Continental Bridge Economic Corridor of China’s Belt and Road initiative.