Jiangmen's Transportation and Locational Advantages

In Jiangmen there have been built 8 superhighways with a total traffic mileage of 379 kilometers, ranking in the forefront among the prefecture-level cities in Guangdong. The Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity rail has been in operation. With the completion and operation of the Guangzhou-Zhongshan-Zhuhai Expressway, Jiangmen-Luoding Expressway, Zhongshan-Kaiping Expressway, Heshan-Kaiping Expressway, the southern extension of Xinhui-Taishan Expressway, Jiangmen-Shunde Bridge, the Guangzhou-Foshan-Jiangmen-Zhuhai Intercity Rail, Jiangmen-Enping Rail (including the Taishan extension), Guangzhou-Zhuhai Railway, and Shenzhen-Maoming Railway, Shenzhen-Zhongshan Expressway and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Jiangmen's position as transportation hub linking the Pearl River Delta to the west of Guangdong will be more prominent.

Jiangmen is 95 nautical miles from Hong Kong and 53 nautical miles from Macao. It possesses the national Class-I freight ports of Xinhui and Guanghai (Taishan). Its Yinzhouhu waters are navigable for 10,000-ton ships and the Guanghai Bay and the Shang- and Xia-chuan Islands area are suitable for the construction of a 300.000-ton deep-water port.

Jiangmen-Shunde Bridge

The bridge starts at Tianheding in Tangxia Town, Pengjiang District, crosses the West River and connects Xingtan Town, Shunde. It is one of the main projects of the Guangzhou-Foshan-Jiangmen fast track. The bridge has a total length of about 2250 meters, with three lanes on each side and built in accordance with standards for Class-I highway. The project was officially started on November 21, 2011 and the framework was completed on June 6, 2014, ahead of schedule. It is expected to be put into operation in 2015, by then the drive time from Jiangmen to Shunde will be shortened from 1 hour to 20 minutes.

Jiangmen Avenue

The 123-km Jiangmen Avenue involving an investment of 24 billion yuan will be a traffic-lights-free fast track, connecting Guangzhou-Foshan economic circle at the north end linking with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge at Yamen via the Guangdong Western Coastal Superhighway. It will connect Pengjiang, Jianghai, Xinhui, and Heshan, the most economically developed areas in Jiangmen region, and genuinely form a 20-minute urban life circle. It will be of great significance in closely connecting Jiangmen and Foshan and promoting the integration of the Pearl River Delta, and the integration of production and cities.

The Pengjiang section (the northern section) of the avenue is already under construction and will have been completed by the end of 2015. The middle section (xinhui section) will be started in 2015 and the southern section will be completed in 2007.

Shenzhen-Maoming Railway

The Shenzhen-Maoming Railway starts at Shenzhen North Railway Station in the east, and ends at Maoming East Railway Station, via Shenzhen, Dong-guan, Guangzhou (Nansha), Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Yangjiang, and Maoming, with a total length of 390 km. It will be built as a double railway designed for 200 km / h trains. The Jiangmen-Maoming section which was started on June 28, 2014 will pass through Xinhui, Taishan, Kaiping, Enping and Yangjiang and ends at Maoming. It has a length of 265.5 km and involves an investment of 28.3 billion yuan. The 109 km long section within Jiangmen region involves an investment of 12.6 billion yuan; it will have seven stations set up: Jiangmen South, Shuangshui, Taishan, Kaiping, Xiangang, Enping, Dahuai (Xiangang as reserved overtaking station).

After the completion and operation of Shenzhen-Maoming Railway, travel time from Jiangmen to Maoming will be reduced to within 2 hours from the present 4.

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