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Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th. The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway was opened for operation on December 30th. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, State President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission made important instructions. He pointed out that the Beijing-Zhangzhou Railway was completed in 1909; in 2019, the Beijing-Zhanghai High-speed Railway was opened to traffic. From a breakthrough in independent design and construction to the world's most advanced level, from 35 kilometers per hour to 350 kilometers per hour, the Beijing-Zhanghai Railway has witnessed the development of China's railways and witnessed the leap in China's comprehensive national strength. Looking back on the century-old history, I feel that the Beijing-Zhanghai high-speed railway is of great significance. Warm congratulations and New Year greetings to all comrades involved in planning and construction!
Xi Jinping emphasized that the Beijing-Zhanghai high-speed railway is an important supporting project for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Its opening and operation indicates that new progress has been made in the supporting construction of the Winter Olympics. All other preparations must also be advanced with high standards and high quality to ensure the Winter Olympics. Held smoothly as scheduled.
The Beijing-Zhangzhou high-speed railway is an important part of the "eight vertical and eight horizontal" Jinglan corridor in the National Medium and Long-term Railway Network Plan, and it is also an important supporting infrastructure project for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Construction began in December 2015. The Beijing-Zhangzhou High Speed Rail is independently designed and built by China, and is the world's most advanced intelligent high-speed railway with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour. After the opening, the main Olympic Winter Games venue from Beijing to Zhangjiakou will be accessible within 1 hour; it will be connected to the open high-speed rail from Zhangjiakou to Hohhot and Zhangjiakou to Datong. Beijing to Hohhot can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes, and Beijing to Datong can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
[Responsible editor: Liu Hongyang]