Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation will Support the Extension of Guangzhou-Shanwei High-speed Rail Line to Shantou
On the afternoon of February 6, Chen Liangxian, Secretary of the CPC Shantou Municipal Committee, and Mayor Liu Xiaotao led a delegation to visit Wu Yong, Chairman of Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation. The two sides had in-depth exchanges on the construction of Shantou railway. Wu Yong clearly stated that Guangzhou Railway (Group) Corporation would support the extension of Guangzhou-Shanwei High-speed Rail Line with a speed of 350 kilometers/hour to Shantou, and show active cooperation in completing the relevant work.
The main track of Guangzhou-Shanwei railway is from Guangzhou Station to Shanwei Station of Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway, passing through Guangzhou, Huizhou, Shanwei and other cities. The total length of the main track is 238.8 kilometers. At present,the review on the feasible research work of engineering for Guangzhou-Shanwei High-speed Rail has been completed. It is planned that the construction of the Guangzhou-Shanwei High-speed Rail Line will be started in 2017. Shantou is a central city in east Guangdong and has a very close contact with the Pearl River Delta region. The flow of people, logistics, capital flow between the regions are very active. The extension of Guangzhou-Shanwei High-speed Rail Line to Shantou not only can play the maximum economic and social benefits of the high-speed rail line, but also can highlight its important strategic significance.
Source:Shantou Daily, Feb 7, 2017