Biggest high-speed rail stop – under Great Wall

China to build what it says is world’s biggest, deepest station
China is planning another huge engineering project, this time for the 2022 Winter Olympics as part of a new high-speed rail line that passes the Great Wall, en route to the city that will host the event.
The Badaling section of the Great Wall is popular with visitors, and the world’s biggest and deepest high-speed railway station will be built underneath it.
Engineers told the People’s Daily that the new station at Badaling, about 80km northwest of Beijing, will form part of a new line connecting Beijing with Olympics host city Zhangjiakou.
The station will be located 102 metres below the surface, with an underground construction area of 36,000sqm – the same as five soccer pitches, the director in charge of the construction said.
So as not to damage the UNESCO World Heritage site, the line will run underneath the mountains, with “advanced explosive technologies” to be used in its construction.
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