Hohhot to open high-speed rail link with Beijing
Hohhot, the capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is to open a high-speed rail link with Beijing in December, shortening the journey between the two places to 2 hours and 18 minutes, according to Xinhua.
The high-speed rail consists of two parts: the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway and the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway.
After it is put into operation, 20 pairs of high-speed trains will run on the two lines. Hohhot, Baotou and Ulaanqab in the autonomous region will all have high-speed trains heading for Beijing.
The Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway and Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway will be opened and operated in accordance with the unified arrangements of China Railway and are scheduled to open at the end of December.
The east Ulaanqab-Hohhot section of the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway was officially launched in August 2017.
Earlier in June, 2019, the Huai’an-Ulaanqab section of the Zhangjiakou-Hohhot Railway completed joint commissioning and started trial operations.
As part of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games project, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway started joint testing on Oct 5. The related work of the railway's joint debugging and joint testing is progressing smoothly.