China's high-speed rail links Winter Olympics cities


  • China
  • Monday, 30 Dec 2019

People waiting to get on the G8811 high-speed train bound for Taizicheng Railway Station at Beijing North Railway Station in Beijing.- Xinhua

BEIJING (ANN): The high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in North China's Hebei province opens on Monday (Dec 30), according to China Daily.

The railway line is a major project for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The high-speed rail will reduce the travel time between the two 2022 Winter Olympics hosts, from current three hours of road journey to 47 minutes of rail travel time.

Malaysian Datuk Lim Chee Wah, a son of Genting Group’s late founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, is involved in building hotels and facilities for the winter games in Zhangjiakou, according to The Star.

Lim was instrumental in helping Beijing to win the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. He was involved in Beijing’s bidding process.

The 174-km line runs from Beijing North Railway Station, through Changping and Yanqing districts, and ends at Zhangjiakou Railway Station. There are 10 stations along the new line.

Construction of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway began in the first half of 2016. The railway underwent test runs earlier this month. - Agencies

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