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Guangzhou mulls maglev link with city

IT could take less than three hours to shuttle between Shanghai and Guangzhou on a maglev train in the future, according to a plan of the south Chinese city.

South China’s Guangdong Province plans to reserve land for the construction of the Shanghai—(Shenzhen)—Guangzhou High-speed Maglev, according to the province’s masterplan for 2020 and 2035.

The Department of Natural Resources of Guangdong has publicized the blueprint on its official website to solicit public opinions through March 11. It was the first time that the southern province announced a maglev link between Shanghai and Guangzhou. The plan was released along with another maglev line linking Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau, and will run through Guangzhou, Zhuhai and other Guangdong cities.

The maglev line, which the department said was at “a preliminary planning stage,” means it will take about two and half hours to reach Guangzhou and two hours to Shenzhen from Shanghai, the same time as flights.

The traveling distance between Beijing and Guangzhou will also be shortened to about three hours and 20 minutes, half the time Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway takes, which is also the current fastest ground transport.

Shanghai saw China’s first commercial maglev system, a 30 kilometer stretch to the city’s Pudong airport, put into operation in 2003. The system, based on German maglev technology, can reach a top speed of just over 400km per hour. China’s first medium-and-low speed maglev line with a design speed of 100km per hour started operation in 2016 in Changsha, Hunan Province.




 

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