Construction of the Jiading-Minhang railway will start in the first half of next year, the government said on Tuesday.
It will link North Jiading station on Metro Line 11 with an extension station on Line 1 in the south and a stop at Hongqiao transport hub where passengers can interchange to the railway linking Shanghai’s two airports.
The line will have 14 or 15 stations, and will have stops at Chengbei Road, Jiajian Highway and Nanxiang.
Trains will run at a speed of up to 160 kilometers per hour, twice as fast as Metro trains.
The line is expected to be extended to Taicang in neighboring Jiangsu Province in the future.
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