Changsha Metro Line 3, 5 Start Test Runs
Both the Changsha Metro Line 3 and 5 started test runs on the morning of December 30, 2019. They are scheduled to be put into trial operation next July. Changsha will enter an era of metro network then, with a “half-an-hour living circle” reaching all parts of the city.
Expressways Will Not Be Toll-Free on New Year's Day
Beginning January 1, 2020, a new toll collection mode will be introduced for national expressways. The Hunan Provincial Expressway Network Toll Collection Center announced on December 27 that, expressways will not be toll-free to cars on January 1, 2020.
Qiangjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde Railway Opens to Traffic
The China Railway Corporation announced on December 24 that the Qianjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde Railway is to open and put into operation on December 26. Passengers can begin to book tickets on Dec. 24. Starting from Dec. 26, eight pairs of intercity bullet trains marked with “C” will run between Changsha Station and Zhangjiajie West Station.
Changsha Metro Line 5 Construction Enters Final Stage
The Changsha Metro Line 5 construction has entered its final stage. On December 17, the 3rd Construction Co., Ltd of China Construction 5th Engineering Bureau, the construction unit of the largest station on Line 5 - Shuiduhe Station, announced that equipment debugging is underway at the station. The line is expected to start test runs soon.
Xiangfu Road Overpass to Open in First half of 2020
The aerial photos, taken on December 17, show the main structure of the Hongqi Road Interchange on the east of Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway has been finished, as part of the Changsha Xiangfu Road Reconstruction Project. Construction on ancillary facilities and asphalt pavements is underway.
Reasonable Stowage Reminded to Ensure Safe Navigation
Since late November, affected by the dry season, the water level above the dam of the hub has been kept below 28 meters. In recent days, due to the needs of project construction, the hub’s outbound flow has increased to 700 cubic meters per second. The low water level is expected to last until early next month. The waterway management department reminds passing vessel owners to make reasonable stowage plan for the sake of its safe navigation.