Luoyang High Speed Railway
Zhengzhou and Luoyang, the two largest cities in Henan Province, are highly intertwined with each other with large numbers of economic dealings. However, the section between of the Longhai railway between Zhengzhou and Luoyang (from Lianyungang in Jiangsu Province to Lanzhou in Gansu Province) is one of the busiest sections of this railway line. More than 60 passenger trains travel between the two large cities every day, with five intercity trains from Luoyang to Zhengzhou. With passenger capacity as great as 6,000, the trains still fall short of demand. Restricted by topography, it takes six hours to travel between the two cities.
The construction of the high-speed rail between Zhengzhou and Xi'an solved the complicated problem. The six-hour trip between Luoyang and Xi'an has been condensed to 1.5 hours. First-class and business passengers tend to use the high-speed railway the most.
After the Luoyang Longmen Railway Station was opened to the public, more than 4,000 people have visited it daily. The station has become a bright star along the Zhengzhou-Xi'an high-speed railway line as well as a beautiful spot in Luoyang city.
The Luoyang Longmen Railway Station is located in the new district of Luoyang city. The station is bordered by the Yi River to the east and Mount Wan'an to the south and overlooks the municipal government to the north. The station was named after the world-famous cultural relic, the Longmen Grottoes. Most of the station has three floors, although one part consists of four floors. Within a total area of 31,870 square kilometers are three stations and seven tracks that comprise the Longmen Railway Station, which is the largest intermediate station along the Zhengzhou-Xi'an high-speed railway. The station expects to serve 4,000 people during traffic rush hours. As the Zhengzhou-Xi'an high-speed railway was put into operation, the Longmen Railway Station has become an important window for Luoyang. The station is an open station with 30 ticket windows on the first floor and six automatic ticket machines. Passengers are able to enter the station before tickets go on sale[?or enter the station with out a rail ticket].
There are various tourism sites along the route from Zhengzhou to Luoyang and Xi'an. Luoyang has the Longmen Grottoes, Xi'an is famous for the Terracotta Warriors and horses, and Zhengzhou has relics from the Shang Dynasty. The three famous historical cultural relics can be visited in one day by high-speed train, which saves both time and money for visitors. The train's ground speed, which can reach 350 kilometers per hour, is more than attractive. In fact, the high-speed railway has become the most efficient method for travel companies to attract clients.