Thursday, September 24, 2009

Xiamen-Fuzhou high-speed railway set for trial run next month

After the water supply restriction , the benefit is coming . That is the high-speed railway from Xiamen to Fuzhou. They said the raiway station will be out of Xiamen Island , sooner or later. The below news is picked up from whatsonxiamen

As of Sep. 18th, the construction of tunnels and bridges for the railway have been finished. At present, the work of track laying, electricity supply and transformation are still underway.

As an important part of China’s coastal railway artery, the construction of the Fuzhou-Xiamen Railway started from Sep. 30th 2005. The new constructed part of the rail is 274.9 km long, involving a total investment of 20.6 billion yuan.

The whole railway includes 166 bridges with a total length of 83km and 39 tunnels with a total length of 42.6 km.

The top speed of the passenger train running on this railway is expected to reach 250km/h. Upon completion, it will only take 2 hours to travel from Xiamen to Fuzhou.


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