Train C2701 from the West Railway Station to Daxing International Airport runs past the Shoupakou Bridge in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 26, 2019. The West Railway Station-Daxing International Airport section of the intercity railway linking Beijing with Xiongan New Area was put into operation on Thursday.
BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing section of the intercity railway linking Beijing with Xiongan New Area started test runs Thursday. The intercity railway line, set to be operational by 2020, will be an important link between the urban areas of Beijing, Beijing Daxing International Airport and Xiongan New Area.
Deers are seen at Xiongan citizen service center in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 30, 2019. According to the Administrative Committee of Xiongan New Area, Xiongan has entered a phase of large scale construction.
Staff members of China Railway Xiongan Construction Co., Ltd. clear up wastes for a pond at Yipuxi village of Xiongzhou town in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Aug.
A new bullet train will link Tianjin West Station with West Kowloon Station in China's Hong Kong from July 10, and a stop at Baiyangdian Station in Xiongan New Area will be added, according to Beijing Railway Bureau. China announced plans to establish Xiongan New Area, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing on April 1, 2017, in what an official statement called “a strategy that will have lasting importance for the millennium to come and be a significant national event.” The new route means there will be a direct railway link between Xiongan New Area, also known as China's "city of the future,” and Hong Kong.