Changde to Usher in the Era of High-speed Rail
Having passed the feasibility study evaluation, Qianjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde Railway (referred to Qian-Zhang-Chang Railway) plans to start next year. When completed, it takes only about 2 more hours from Changde to Chongqing and 3 hours or so from Chongqing to Changsha (saving about 7 hours) by fastest train.
Starting from Qianjiang Station of Chongqing-Huaihua Railway, Qian-Zhang-Chang Railway runs across Longshan County, Yongshun County, Sangzhi County, Zhangjiajie City, Taoyuan County, Ding District of Changde City, till at last to Changde Station. The line is designed with a length of 341 km, the design speed of 200 kilometers, and a total investment of 37.5 billion yuan. In the following 4 years, Qian-Zhang-Chang Railway joins Changde-Changsha Intercity Rail which is under construction.
The total duration of Qian-Zhang-Chang Railway is five and a half years.