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HK 12 years: Golden pathway to Hong Kong

2009-07-02 08:58 BJT

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Since Hong Kong returned to China, the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor has become a golden pathway linking the Chinese mainland with Hong Kong.

As part of our special series looking at 12 years of achievements since Hong Kong returned to China, today we take a look at another pathway that's under construction.

This railway, costing 52-billion yuan, is designed to zip along at 300 kilometers per hour.
This railway, costing 52-billion yuan, is designed to zip along at
300 kilometers per hour.

Futian stop in Shenzhen is an important hub on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong passenger railway.

This railway, costing 52-billion yuan, is designed to zip along at 300 kilometers per hour. By the end of next year, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen section of the passenger line will be complete. The 26-kilometer-long Hong Kong section is still under evaluation of the project.

Since Hong Kong returned 12 years, Hong Kong and mainland's traffic capacity has improved. Currently, Shenzhen sees 500-thousand travels of people to or from Hong Kong in its 17 ports.

Zhao Penglin, official of Shenzhen Railway Transportation Construction Office, said, "We are enhancing the railway transport construction. The traffic capacity will increase 200,000 people per day."

Director Zheng Ruhua said, "Whether it's express highway or express railway, Hong Kong has become a part of the mainland's basic infrastructure construction. We have completely connected with the mainland."

After the railway's construction is complete, it will take only 14 minutes from Futian to the Hong Kong metro area. From Hongkong to Guangzhou takes only 40 minutes. Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou will form a one-hour-life-circle.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: