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North Riverside High Speed Rail Officially Started Preliminary Work
   (2017-12-06)

Onthe11th,theRailwayOfficeofJiangsuProvinceofficiallyreleasedthetenderinformationofDesignProjectonPreFeasibilityStudy,FeasibilityStudyandSurveyofNorthRiversideHighSpeedRail,markingthestartingofpreliminaryworkoftheNorthRiversideHighSpeedRail.

TheplanningNorthRiversideHighSpeedRailstartsfromChengduinthewest,viaChongqing,Wuhan,Hefei,Nanjing,Yangzhou,Taizhou,Nantong,andendsinShanghai,whichisanimportantpartofnationaleightverticalandeighthorizontalhighspeedrailwaynetwork.

ThescopeofthetenderisNorthRiversideHighSpeedRail,HefeitoShanghaisection,thenlinestartsfromFeiDongRailwayStationofHefeijunction,alongthenorthsideofHu-Han -RongRailway,entertheplannedNanjingNorthRailwayStation,thenmovingeastwardacrossYangzhou,Taizhou,Nantong,Qidong,ChongmingIslandtoShanghaihubShanghaiEastRailwayStation,thetotallengthisabout590km,about100kilometersinAnhuiProvince,about430kilometersinJiangsuProvinceandabout60kilometersinShanghai.Totalinvestmentoftheprojectisabout100billionyuanandthedesignspeedtargetis350kmperhour.

NorthRiversideHighSpeedRailisalsoknownasShanghai-NanjingIntercityRailroad,itisanimportantpartoftheintercityrailnetworkofYangtzeRiverDelta,itisalsoafastchannelbetweenthecitiesalongriverofJiangbeiandNanjingmetropolitanareaandShanghaimetropolitanarea.