As the PRD continues to grow, so too does the region’s rail network. According to the Longgang Transportation Bureau, a new series of railway lines will further link Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Huizhou. The project, which will begin construction next year, includes an eastern and a western line, and is expected to be completed by 2020.
The eastern line will start at a bus terminal in Dongguan – as yet unnamed – and travel through the Huizhou South Railway Station, as well as Shuikou, Longhu and Danshui ending at the Shenzhen East Railway Station in Buji.
The western line will start at Chenjiang Station in Huizhou, and travel through Zhenlong and Xinxu, ending at Longgang District in Shenzhen.
Upon completion of the two lines, eastern Shenzhen will have an impressive eight Metro lines and two intercity railways.
Also in the works are plans for the Pinggu Railway station to serve as a transportation hub for Huizhou, Dongguan and the Longgang District of Shenzhen. Renovations have already begun, and are expected to be completed by year’s end.