A cross-country railway linking the Chinese city of Hunchun and the Russian city of Vladivostok is currently being planned. Both sides will meet soon to discuss a formal cooperation agreement, according to officials from a development and reform commission in northeastern China's Jilin province on May 11.
Hunchun is located near the border between China and Russia. The distance between Hunchun and Vladivostok, the largest city in eastern Russia, is only 180 kilometers. However, current road transport is inefficient and cannot meet increasing demand for the route.
The estimated length of the line is 322 kilometers, of which 40 kilometers will be in China. It is predicted that about 60 billion yuan will be invested in the project. After the railway is constructed, travel time between the two cities will be just one and a half hours, compared to the current eight hours.