The total investment is predicted to be 25.702 billion RMB, provided by the Railway departments of Jiangsu province and Anhui province. The railway is expected to take 4.5 years to complete.
Most of the line runs along the southern bank of the Yangtze, but Anqing is located on the northern side of the river. The Anqing Railway Bridge is being constructed 22 km before the Anqing station. The bridge will also serve the Fuyang-Jingdezhen Railway. As of October 2012, it is expected that the main span of the bridge will cross the river by the end of the year, and the bridge fully completed by May 2013.
The capacity is estimated to be about 125 pairs of trains each day. The trains will have a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour, with the entire journey taking 90 minutes. The current travel time between the two cities is 8 hours. It will also allow passengers to travel between Anqing and Shanghai in 3 hours, compared to the current 12 hours. This new railway will be connected to the Yangtze River Delta region's railway network.
Trains are expected to be in service each day from 06:00 to 12:00. 60 pairs of trains will be in operation with a minimum interval between trains of 4 minutes, and an average interval of 15 minutes.
The cost to passengers will be 0.4 to 0.5 RMB (4 to 5 mao) per kilometre.