As can be seen from the map, China’s coastline is like a bow, and the Yangtze River is like an arrow. The Yangtze River flows day and night, releasing the tremendous energy of China’s development. The Yangtze River Delta, as an important intersection of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt, has been one of the centers of China’s rapid economic development since the reform and opening up. Meanwhile, it is also a pilot demonstration area in terms of transformation, opening-up, and building of technological innovation base.
At the opening ceremony of the First China International Import Expo held in 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated in his keynote speech that in order to give full play to the important role of Shanghai and other regions in the opening-up, China will upgrade the support of the regional integration development of the Yangtze River Delta as a national strategy.
Economic development depends on transportation. The economic integration of the Yangtze River Delta has placed higher demands on infrastructure such as the comprehensive transportation system within the region. In this context, Yangtze River Delta Regional Economic Integration Rail Transit Development Forum 2019 was held in Hefei on October 11, 2019. TST actively participated in the forum, which focused on the comprehensive transportation planning theory and method innovation of regional economic integration, and extensively explored the positioning and coordinated development strategies of high-speed rail, intercity railway, metro, light rail, tram, urban rail transit and other technologies in the Yangtze River Delta, with the goal of promoting the integrated development of rail transit in the region.
The regional integration of the transportation system not only can effectively improve the overall efficiency of the transportation system, but also is the prerequisite and effective means to guide the overall coordinated development of the region. This is undoubtedly a new opportunity for TST, which is based in Shanghai, the center of the Yangtze River Delta, and has contributed to the construction of more than 1,300-km urban rail transit lines in 14 cities across the country. For a long time, TST has also actively participated in the construction of urban railway networks in the Yangtze River Delta, providing reliable and safe signaling system services.
Ningbo-Fenghua Intercity Railway (Ningfeng Line)
The initial section of Ningbo-Fenghua Intercity Railway (Ningfeng Line for short) was officially opened on September 28, 2019. As one of the lines in the short-term construction planning of inter-city railways in the metropolitan area of Zhejiang Province, it will strengthen the radiation capacity of the central urban area of Ningbo to surrounding cities and promote the integration of Yinnan and Fenghua into the Ningbo metropolitan area.
Hangzhou Line 16 (Hangzhou-Lin’an Intercity Railway)
Hangzhou Line 16 (Hangzhou-Lin’an Intercity Railway) is expected to be opened at the end of this year. As an important part of Hangzhou metropolitan intercity railways, it can realize the integration of Lin’an and Hangzhou’s major urban transportation network, create favorable conditions for Lin’an to integrate into the metropolis and the Yangtze River Delta and realize sustainable development, and promote the urbanization of Hangzhou’s transportation and the regionalization of urban transportation.
Nanjing Ningli Line (S7)
Nanjing Ningli Line (S7) was opened in May 2018. It has closely linked the tight circle with the core area of the Nanjing metropolitan area, optimized the urban spatial structure and the construction of the Airport New City, and built a rapid collection and distribution system for Lukou Airport.
Shanghai Metro Line 11
Shanghai Metro Line 11 opened in December 2009 is the first inter-provincial metro line in China. With this line, it takes only 70 minutes to arrive at the center of Shanghai from Kunshan, allowing the latter to seamlessly connect and integrate into the Shanghai metropolitan area, and shorten the spatial distance between Jiangsu and Shanghai.
The integration of the Yangtze River Delta is a great national strategy. TST will actively leverage our own advantages to support the development of the rail transit in the region!