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High-speed railway plan for Disneyland

A HIGH-SPEED rail link may connect Shanghai Disneyland with city rail and air hubs, officials said yesterday.

According to a blueprint issued by the railway authority, a new station — Shanghai East Railway Station — will be built in the Pudong New Area.

This would be close to the Shanghai Disneyland, which is under construction in Chuansha in Pudong.

A high-speed link would be extended from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, passing through Shanghai East Railway Station and on to Pudong International Airport, said Guo Zhuxue, chief of Shanghai Railway Bureau.

This would provide a speedy link to Shanghai Disneyland, both for passengers on rail services that would otherwise terminate at Hongqiao and for visitors arriving at Pudong International Airport.

Hongqiao Railway Station is 35 kilometers from the Disneyland site, while Pudong airport is 10km from the resort. As China’s high-speed trains travel at up to 300 kilometers per hour, the distance could be covered within minutes.

Guo said exact route and specific location of the new station are still under discussion.

Shanghai Railway Bureau is working with 17 counterpart agencies around the country to create “Disney Express” services linking the resort with cities, added the official.

Under a preliminary plan, the line linking Nantong in Jiangsu Province to Shanghai will be connected to the high-speed service connecting Shanghai to Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. This would then be extended to Disneyland and Pudong airport.

Shanghai Disneyland is scheduled to open by the end of next year, as part of the Shanghai Disney Resort.


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