The first inspection train from Mudanjiang Station in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province left on Thursday for Jiamusi City, marking the official start of the testing of the newly built railway from Mudanjiang to Kiamusze. The entire railway has entered the critical stage of project acceptance, preparing to fully operate in the fall.
Located in the eastern part of Heilongjiang Province, the newly built Mudanjiang-Jiamusi high-speed railway passes through five prefecture-level cities, including Mudanjiang, Linkou, Jixi, Qitaihe, Huanan to Shuangyashan, Jiamusi and two county-level administrative districts, with a length of 371.6 kilometers and a designed speed of 250 kilometers per hour.
As a key railway project under the national 13th Five-Year Plan and a major construction project under the Medium- and Long-term Railway Network Planning, the Mudanjiang-Jiamusi high-speed railway is the longest high-speed rail line in Heilongjiang Province and the easternmost railway in the frigid climate.
As the fourth high-speed railway in Heilongjiang Province, the Mudanjiang-Jiamusi high-speed railway will help reduce travel time from Mudanjiang to Jiamusi City from 7 hours to 2 hours. It will take only two or three hours from Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province to all the cities along the line, which attaches great significance to promoting regional economic development and the prosperity of Heilongjiang Province.
(Compiled by Li Han)