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Beijing to Shenyang in 2 hours

Updated: 2013-08-02 14:09
( chinadaily.com.cn)

The long-overdue Beijing-Shenyang super high speed railway is expected to start construction with Xinghuo railway station as the starting point.

A construction trading information website sponsored by Beijing municipal government published a notice on Tuesday calling for bids to build the line.

The notice said the railway, with Xinghuo station as the departure station, is set to pass Chengde in Hebei province, Chaoyang and Fuxin city in Liaoning province on its way north before it turns to east heading for Shenyang, Liaoning's provincial capital city in two hours.

The section form Xinghuo to Chengde is expected to go along the Beijing-Chengde expressway, passing stations of Shunyi West, Huairou South, Miyun East and Xinglong West, the notice said.

The planed route in the notice is preliminary, and the final decision will be nailed down by Development and Reform Commission of China, The Beijing times reported Friday citing government source form China Railway Corporation.

Officials are considering incorporating Xinghuo station, which is located next to Jiuxianqiao Bridge, Chaoyang district, into the Beijing Railway Line 3 expected to start construction in 2014, the report said.

The construction project of Beijing-Shenyang high speed railway has been delayed for four years as it faced a black-lash from residents along the planed route over concerns about noises and electromagnetic radiation.

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