The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway opened on December 30. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, gave important instructions. He pointed out that the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway was completed in 1909. In 2019, the Beijing-Zhang high-speed railway is opened to traffic. From the breakthrough of independent design and construction to the world's most advanced level, from 35 kilometers per hour to 350 kilometers per hour, the Beijing-Zhangjiakou line witnessed the development of China's railways and the leap in China's overall national strength. Looking back at the 100-year history, I feel that the Beijing-Zhang high-speed railway is of great significance. I would like to extend my warm congratulations and New Year greetings to all the comrades involved in the planning and construction.
Xi Jinping stressed that the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway is an important supporting project for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Its opening and operation marks new progress in the supporting construction of the Winter Olympics. Other preparatory work should also be carried out with high standards and quality to ensure the smooth holding of the Winter Olympics as scheduled.
The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway is an important part of the "eight vertical and eight horizontal" Beijing-Lanzhou corridor in the national "medium-and long-term railway network plan" and is also an important supporting infrastructure project for the Beijing Winter Olympics. Construction started in December 2015. The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, independently designed and built by our country, is the world's most advanced intelligent high-speed railway with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour. After opening, the main stadium of the Winter Olympics from Beijing to Prince Zhangjiakou will be accessible within one hour. It is connected with the high-speed trains connecting Zhangjiakou to Hohhot and Zhangjiakou to Datong. Beijing to Hohhot can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes, and Beijing to Datong can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.