According to the Reform and Development Commission of Guangdong, the second high-speed rail between Guangzhou and Shenzhen has been listed in the relevant national plan.
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Currently, there are Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway linking the two cities, according to the Commission. And the travel time of the three rails takes between 29 to 70 minutes.
The construction of a high-speed intercity rail transit linking the central urban areas of Guangzhou and Shenzhen will bring one-hour access to the cities' downtown, and facilitate people's high-frequency business travel.
Next, the commission will organize cities along the rail line and relevant departments to carry out preliminary research of the project, to work on the line station scheme, designed speed, and other aspects.
The authority has also replied to the construction progress of the Shenzhen-Huizhou Intercity Railway, saying that the two cities are working on initial planning of the project. It will commence efforts to start construction on Qianhai-Pingdi section of the rail during this year.