XRL Hong Kong Section to Be Officially Opened this September
The main project of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) has been completed and entered the trial run stage since April 1. It is expected to be officially opened in September this year. The journey takes about 3.5 hours between West Kowloon and Changsha, with a single ticket costing about 460 CNY.
All of the trains were called “Vibrant Express”. XRL will connect the mainland's high-speed rail network that boasts a total length of 20,000 kilometers. At the beginning of operation period, the West Kowloon Terminus planned for departure of 33 pairs of long-distance trains, which head directly to 16 major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Changsha and Shantou.
Translator: Zhang Meng
Chinese source: changsha.cn