The world’s high-speed railway looks at China, and China’s high-speed railway looks at Beijing and Shanghai. The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is 1318 kilometers long and designed at 350 kilometers per hour. When it was completed and opened on June 30, 2011, it was the longest line and the highest technical standard high-speed railway in the world. It was also the largest one-time investment project since the founding of New China. Moreover, the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway links up seven provinces and cities in series, namely, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui and Shanghai. It has become the main artery of high-speed railway linking North and East China, greatly promoting the development of local economy and the improvement of people’s livelihood.
If the high-speed railway is China’s bright business card, then the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is absolutely the strongest ink on the bright business card. The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway has constructed the standard system and technical system of China’s high-speed railway, and created a brand of China’s high-speed railway with advanced technology, safety, reliability and high sex ratio. Since its opening, it has achieved good economic and social benefits, which is of great significance to China’s economic and social development.
Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, known as the benchmark and model of China’s high-speed railway, represents the advanced international level. Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway is the largest, fastest and busiest high-speed railway in China. It has created a number of world first: on December 3, 2010, in the Zaozhuang-Bengbu test section of Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway, “Harmony” created the first test speed of world railway operation line with a speed of 486.1 kilometers per hour; on September 21, 2017, “Fuxing” successfully realized commercial operation at 350 kilometers per hour on Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, creating the world’s highest operating speed, creating a “bankruptcy” and “world-class” stability… Facts eloquently prove the strong strength of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, so that people feel full of pride.
Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway links the two economic circles around the Bohai Sea and the Yangtze River Delta, linking the three municipalities directly under the Central Government of Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, the two major economic provinces of Shansu and Hebei and Huizhou, and its “gold content” is beyond doubt. At the same time, it also connects with more than 10 high-speed railways, such as Beijing-Harbin, Shanghai-Kunming and Ninghang (Nanjing-Hangzhou), which basically cover the whole country. The “high-speed rail effect” has brought great convergence and radiation to regional economic development. Taking Huaiyin District of Jinan City as an example, in 2008, the GDP of Huaiyin District was 18.5 billion yuan, the general public budget was 620 million yuan, the fixed assets investment was 10.3 billion yuan, and the total retail sales of social goods was 18 billion yuan. After more than 10 years of development, according to the “high-speed rail effect”, these figures have undergone tremendous changes: GDP reached 53.1 billion yuan, the general public budget was 5 billion yuan, fixed assets investment was 33 billion yuan, and the total retail sales of social goods was 53.5 billion yuan. Today, along the main artery of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, Cangzhou, Dezhou, Zaozhuang, Xuzhou, Suzhou, Bengbu, Changzhou and other cities have also built new urban areas with characteristics of the times around the high-speed railway stations, and built new economic growth plates according to local conditions. /
“The times are the authors, we are the respondents, and the people are the readers.” Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is leading China’s high-speed railway from “catch-up” to “lead” with excellent construction and safe and efficient operation. This is the answer submitted by China’s high-speed railway to the socialist economic construction. It shows the brilliant achievements of China’s high-speed railway development and confirms the progress and change of the times. With the continuous development of economy and society and the continuous advancement of railway construction, the effect of high-speed railway network will become increasingly prominent, which will promote the national economic strength, scientific and technological strength and comprehensive national strength.