Dam­aged rail­way fixed, but trains still on hold

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION - By ZHAO LEI in Bei­jing LI WENFANG in Guangzhou

The mud­slide-hit Bei­jingGuangzhou Rail­way has been re­paired, and north­bound train runs will grad­u­ally re­sume, the cen­tral rail­way au­thor­ity said on Sun­day.

The rail­way sus­pended mul­ti­ple runs on Satur­day, strand­ing tens of thou­sands of pas­sen­gers.

Guangzhou Rail­way Corp said on its mi­cro-blog ac­count that the mud­slide-hit rail line was fixed af­ter more than 20 hours, but north­bound train ser­vice from Guangzhou Rail­way Sta­tion would not re­sume on Sun­day night.

The com­pany also listed dozens of train ser­vices that will con­tinue to be sus­pended be­tween Mon­day and Thurs­day.

Tor­ren­tial rains have dis­rupted rail trans­porta­tion in Guang­dong prov­ince since Fri­day.

Heavy rain­fall from Typhoon Utor caused mud­slides along the rail artery in the prov­ince’s north since Fri­day evening.

Mud­slides halted the op­er­a­tion of the south­ern sec­tion of the Bei­jing-Guangzhou rail line. All trains that de­part from Guangzhou Rail­way Sta­tion, the main sta­tion in the provin­cial cap­i­tal, have been sus­pended since Satur­day evening, strand­ing more than 80,000 pas­sen­gers.

Trains bound for the city have also been af­fected, with sev­eral



He­bei runs from Bei­jing, Shi­ji­azhuang and Tian­jing can­celed.

How­ever, high- speed rail links be­tween Guangzhou and other places have not been af­fected. Con­tact the writ­ers at zhaolei@ chi­nadaily.com.cn and li­wen­fang@chi­nadaily.com.cn

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