CHINA: Construction of the 176 km Chengdu – Zigong Yulin Passenger-Dedicated Line has been approved, with a budget of 35·9bn yuan and opening planned for 2023.

The Chengdu – Tianfu section will be built for 250 km/h operation, and the Tianfu – Zigong section for 350 km/h. There will be intermediate stations at Tianfu, Tianfu Jichang, Ziyang Xi, Zizhong Xi and Weiyuan.

  • Construction of the Nanning – Yulin Passenger-Dedicated Line began on January 15. The route will reduce journey times from 1 hr 50 min to 40 min when it opens at the end of 2021.