A frontal view of the Xiong'an train station in the new area of ​​Xiong'an, Hebei Province, November 23, 2020. Zhang Quan / for China Daily

Zhang Quan can not wait to return and see the Scene occupied at the Xiong'an train station, after it is put into use in about a month and take pictures to register the moment, although it will no longer be forced to do so.

The 35-year-old photographer works for the railroad, arrived in the new Xiong'an area in Hebei province in March last year, three months after the construction began At the station, the first key infrastructure project in the economic zone.

Xiong'an has been creating a buzz throughout the nation, as it was established in April 2017 because it will play a key role in Beijing's integrated development, neighboring Tianjin and Hebei.

Development XIONG'AN is "A strategy that will have a lasting importance for the millennium", according to the scheme of the planning of the area.

In several years, he will begin to play host of non-capital institutions transferred from Beijing, as universities, company headquarters and medical centers.

The Xiong'an train station where Zhang Works is located in Xiongxian County, about 100 kilometers southwest of the capital. He was hired by the Constructor of the station to record the progress of the project.

"I do not know how many times I pressed the shutter button in my camera since last year. It is innumerable," said Zhang, adding that he walked about 5 kilometers each day on average to find different angles to record the appearance of The train station under construction.

You have selected almost 100,000 photos and has saved them on your computer.

"At the beginning, I took pictures of a very large hole in the ground when the workers were recruiting foundations for the station," said Zhang.

The station covers 475,000 square meters, approximately six times the size of Beijing. The railroad station, according to China, the construction of railway construction engineering, which is jointly building the station with the group of the 12th Railway Office of China.

Zhang said he often held his camera lens at first, but now he sustains it as the station takes shape.

looking like a drop of huge silver gray water on a tile floor, the m the Ain structure of the Xiong'an train station has been completed and is being decorated.

is expected to be operated at the end of the year, according to the official WeChat account of China State Railway Group Co. also said that the station is the largest along the high-speed railway Beijing-Xiong'an, which is also expected to start running at the end of the year.

One of the two sections of the railroad between the Beijing West train station and the Beijing Daxing International Airport, was launched in September of last year. Trains can go as fast as 250 kilometers per hour in that section.

The second section, from the Daxing A XIONG'an airport, started testing operations in September. Trains running in that section can travel up to 350 km / h.

"All Beijing to Xiong'an trip will be shortened less than an hour, which will provide convenience for people who live along the line. And to greatly promote coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, "said Wang Xingyun, head of the engineering group of the Project Department of the Xiong'an train station.

In the future, the station will be connected to Tianjin, about 100 km northeast, and Xinzhou, in the province of Shanxi, about 300 km southwest, Wang said. P> When the station starts running in about a month, the photographer's work Zhang Quan will be complete.

"I'll be back to Beijing and I'll continue shooting movies," he said, adding that it is his first time photographing a complete construction project.

"It's amazing and incredible that such the great project will end up in two years," he said, adding that he has seen the emergence of the Xiong'an train station. For Abou

Xiong'an,  Train  Station,  Infrastructure,  Development,  Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei,  Beijing,  Hangzhou,  Tianjin, 

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