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High-speed Trains to Reach All Hunan’s Cities and Prefecture

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The Yuchangxia (Chongqing-Changsha-Xiamen) High-speed Railway, a part of Chinese “Eight Vertical and Eight Horizontal” railway network, accelerates its construction of Hunan sections. 
The Hukun (Shanghai-Kunming) High-speed Railway Hunan Company announced on April 15 that, the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha section will start construction this June, and the Qianjiang (Chongqing Municipality) -Zhangjiajie-Changde section will begin a trial operation in November. 
The Yuchangxia Railway connects Sichuan and Chongqing area with Central China, and is a high-speed line connecting east and south China. Qianjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde, Changde-Yiyang-Changsha, and Changsha-Ganzhou (Jiangxi Province) sections are the three parts run through Hunan. At present, the Changsha-Ganzhou section is on preliminaries. The Qianjiang-Zhangjaijie-Changde section is to be completed, and begin debugging in September and trial operation in November. 
The main track of the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha Railway is 157.3 km in length. There are five stations along the line – Changde, Hanshou (S), Yiyang (S), Ningxiang (W), and Changsha (W). The designed speed is 350 km per hour. Upon its operation, all of Hunan’s 13 cities and one prefecture can be reached by high-speed trains. 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
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