Building an Integrated Transport Network
Transport integration is the basic structure and prior field for the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. According to the Integrated Transport Programme for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development and the Planning for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Intercity Railway Network, by 2020, the three areas will form a grid-shaped regional transport network with multiple points. The "one-hour commute circle" between the central urban areas of Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang and their new towns and satellite cities, and the "one-hour traffic circle" serving Beijing, Tianjin, Baoding and Tangshan will be shaped. In the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region, residents will be able to reach a neighboring city within 1.5 hours. By 2030, another 24 intercity railways, with the Beijing-Tianjin, Beijing-Tangshan-Qinhuangdao arteries as three main axes, will be built, with a total length of over 3,400 km. Thus, an intercity railway network, with "four vertical, four horizontal and one looped intercity railways" as its frame, will be formed. A "safe, convenient, effective, green and economy" integrated comprehensive transport system will be built to support and lead adjustment of the regional spatial layout and industrial transformation and upgrading.