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Huai'an-Nanjing High-speed Railway Key to Nanjing's 1.5 Hour Fast-train Circle
Jiangsu's railway authorities have made tender announcements for 11 projects relating to the preliminary work on Nanjing-Huai'an High-speed Railway involving environmental assessment, social stability risk assessment and intersection safety assessment.
According to the bid announcements, all the preliminary work will be completed before May 2019 so the railway can start construction as early as possible within the 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020).
The planned railway will play a pivotal role in building Nanjing's '1.5-hour fast-train circle' and is the last component in completing the goal. Once the railway opens, Huai'an will be linked to Nanjing by train in one hour, and the journey between Nanjing and other 12 cities will all be less than 1.5 hours, making Nanjing a prime city and central transportation hub.
According to the 13th Five Year Plan for Jiangsu's railway network, the Nanjing-Huai'an High-speed Railway starts from Huai'an and passes Hongze, Jinhu, Tianchang City in Anhui Province, Liuhe District of Nanjing City and Nanjing North Railway Station. The railway will then go further south to link with Nanjing Railway Station through the Shangyuanmen tunnel under the Yangtze River.
The railway will be about 203 kilometers long, with 163 kilometers in Jiangsu and 40 kilometers in Anhui, and run at a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour.