Completion of key railway project shortens journey time from Beijing to Shanghai
( 2003-12-04 10:20) (Xinhua)
The railway transportation from Beijing to Shanghai will double its speed to
100 to 120 kilometers per hour, thanks to the completion of the Caolaoji
railroad bridge, located in Bengbu, east China's Anhui province.
The project, at the beginning of this month, includes a railroad bridge
measuring 1,679.74 meters, 6.2 km of rail bridge approach and related power,
communication and signal projects.
An official of the Shanghai railroad bureau's Benbu Branch said Thursday it
was the biggest and most pressing project in the reconstruction of the
The transportation in the Caolaoji juncture area were unsatisfactory in the
past few years, the official said, and the completion of the railroad bridge
removed the bottleneck of railway transportation from Beijing to Shanghai.
A large-scale railway network for both passengers and cargo traffic was now
formed within this area, which would contribute to the acceleration of rail
transportation, the official said.