China News Service, Yangzhou, December 11 (Reporter Cui Jiaming and Shen Ran) At 10 am on December 11, as a Fuxing train slowly departed from Yangzhou East Station, Lou Qinjian, Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee announced that five The Fengshan Yangtze River Bridge was completed and put into operation, and the entire Huaiyang Town Railway was opened.

On December 11, the Huaizhen section of the Huaiyang Town Railway was opened for operation, marking Yangzhou's entry into the "high-speed rail era".

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  The Lianhuaiyang Town Railway is an important part of the national express road network, and one of the main skeletons of the express railway in the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration region. It is called the "backbone" of Jiangsu.

The Lianhuaiyang Town Railway starts from Lianyungang in the north, passes through Huai'an and Yangzhou in the south, and reaches Zhenjiang after crossing the Yangtze River.

It has a total length of 305 kilometers and a design speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The section from Lianyungang to Huai'an has been completed and opened to traffic in 2019.

The Huaizhen section opened today, with a total length of about 200 kilometers, consists of 7 stations in Huai'an East, Baoying, Gaoyou North, Gaoyou, Yangzhou East, Dagangnan, and Dantu.

Yangzhou East Railway Station welcomes guests from all directions.

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  The opening and operation of the Huaizhen section of the Huaiyang Town Railway means that the entire Huaiyang Town Railway will be connected. It will realize a "seamless connection between Lianyungang, Huai'an, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang and some counties and cities in the Yangtze River Delta such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Docking".

  "The opening of the entire Huaiyang Town Railway is of extraordinary significance for weaving the Jiangsu railway network, enhancing cross-river integration, promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, and better supporting and serving Jiangsu from a high starting point to start a new journey of modernization. Zhu Peide, deputy director of the Jiangsu Railway Office, said that the Huaiyang Town Railway, which traverses the Jianghuai land, has greatly improved the travel conditions of the people and directly benefited more than 20 million people.

Aerial view of Yangzhou East Railway Station.

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  "The entire Huaiyang Town Railway is open to operation, and the railway travel path from the cities along the line to the direction of Shanghai and Zhejiang'curves' changed to'straight lines', and people can go directly to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other places by high-speed rail." China Railway Shanghai Group The relevant person in charge of the company told the reporter of that the opening of the Huaiyang Town Railway will improve the regional comprehensive transportation system, promote the integrated development of northern Jiangsu, central Jiangsu and southern Jiangsu, and promote the construction of the "Yangtze River Delta on the track". It is of great significance to help the implementation of the integrated development strategy of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Yangtze River Delta.

On December 11, the Huaizhen section of the Huaiyang Town Railway and the Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge completed and operated at the Yangzhou East Station.

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  The Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge, a key controlling project of the Lianhuaiyang Town Railway, opened and operated simultaneously today.

This is the road-rail suspension bridge with the largest span, the fastest running speed and the heaviest running load in the world, creating many world firsts.

The Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge has a total length of 6409 meters, of which the main bridge is 1432 meters long and the main span across the river is 1092 meters. It adopts a single-span suspension steel truss girder suspension structure. Four-line high-speed railway with a design speed of 250 kilometers per hour.

  "This is a road of high-quality development, which has reshaped the economic and geographic pattern of Central and Northern Jiangsu, greatly facilitating the integration of people, logistics, capital and information, and bringing a steady stream of new momentum for regional development." Zhang Baojuan, the mayor of Yangzhou City, said that imagining the future, the Lianhuaiyang Town Railway has erected the "backbone" of Jiangsu's high-speed rail network and will surely become a new engine to boost regional development.