The aerial view of the construction site of Jiangmen station, one of the six stations to be set up on the Shenzhen-Jiangmen section of the Shenzhen-Maoming Railway. [Photo/southcn.com]
The construction scheme of Guangzhou's Nansha Railway Station on the Shenzhen-Maoming Railway was unveiled in September.
Nansha district is Guangzhou's only access point to the sea, and is the hub linking Pearl River Delta's urban cluster, Hong Kong, and Macao.
Benefiting from its unique geographic advantages, Nansha Railway Station has been set as the central transportation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the overall planning (2018-2035) for Guangzhou's comprehensive transportation hubs released in January.
The Shenzhen-Jiangmen section of the Shenzhen-Maoming Railway, being 116.12 kilometers in length, is expected to start from Shenzhen's Xili Railway Station and set up six stations linking Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Binhaiwan Bay Area in Dongguan, Nansha, Zhongshanbei Railway Station in Zhongshan, Henglan town in Zhongshan and Jiangmen.
Nansha Station is designed to include 14 platforms, as well as 30 tracks for arrival and departure. Various rail transit lines will pass Nansha Station in the future, including Guangzhou Metro Line 15 and 18, NS 1 Line of Nansha district, as well as the Ganzhou-Shenzhen passenger railway line.
A person in charge of the Nansha transportation bureau said that the construction of Nansha Station can enhance communication between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other regions, as well as boost the spread of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to the Pan-Pearl River Delta region.
"The formation of the regional transportation hub will boost economic development and promote the establishment of a regional economic center," said Hu Gang, professor from the School of Public Administration of Jinan University in Guangzhou.
"After the operation of the railway lines passing Nansha Station, Nansha will see more convenient transport to nearby areas such as downtown Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, and Shenzhen, which will accelerate the development of Nansha," added Hu.
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