Residents in Shenzhen will be able to take high-speed trains to Meizhou in northeastern Guangdong with the opening of Meizhou-Shantou High-speed Railway that is scheduled for the end of September.
The high-speed rail project is expected be completed at the end of June, according to a report by the Daily Sunshine, quoting a source from the project's contractor.
The Meizhou-Shantou high-speed rail runs 122 kilometers through seven stations, including one in Jieyang, and ends at Chaoshan Station, the interchange station with the Shenzhen-Xiamen High-speed Railway.
Trains on the rail line can run at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour, and the trip between Shenzhen and Meizhou will be cut to 3.5 hours.
Meizhou along with Heyuan are the last two prefecture-level cities in Guangdong Province without high-speed rail service.
In 2020, when the Shenzhen-Ganzhou high-speed rail line is put into use, Heyuan will also have joined China's high-speed rail network.
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