The Zhaodian-Huangdu section of the Nantong-Shanghai Railway held its first test run on April 27, marking a countdown to the full operation of the line.
The Nantong-Shanghai Railway is an important part of the coastal passages in the national medium and long-term railway network plan. The first phase starts from Zhaodian to Huangdu with its southern part crossing the Yangtze River and stretching 137.5 kilometers over nine stations: Zhaodian, Nantong West, Zhangjiagang North, Zhangjiagang, Changshu, Taicang Port, Taicang, Taicang South, and Anting West. It has a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour, according to China Railway Shanghai Group.
The opening of the line will greatly shorten the distance between Shanghai and Nantong and northern Jiangsu, promoting the regional integration of the Yangtze River Delta and enhancing Shanghai’s role in driving economy growth in surrounding areas.