Xiamen-Shenzhen HSR expected to open to traffic by end of 2013

Updated: 30 May 2012
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Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway
Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway started construction on Nov. 23, 2007 but was delayed due to financial strains after the deadly train crash in Wenzhou in July 2011.
The opening of the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway has been further postponed, and is now expected to be open by the end of 2013, reports Southeast Post.
The construction of Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway has been beset with complications since last July when a fatal train crash killed 40 people in Wenzhou. Affected by macroscopic financial policy, the construction of the high-speed railway was suspended for nearly six months, and the Shenzhen-Huizhou section of the railway is far behind schedule.
Meanwhile, the Fujian section of this railway is in a tricky situation due to the difficulty in constructing the 9,898-metre-long Liangshan Tunnel in Zhangzhou, which further hampered the progress of the project.
According to relevant departments, the Xiamen section of the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway, along with Longyan-Xiamen Railway, is scheduled to open in late June this year.
502.4 kilometers in length, the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway, which started construction on 23rd November, 2007, links 2 special economic zones in China, Xiamen and Shenzhen. Upon completion, it will be another important section of the China’s coastal railway arteries.
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ZZZBest Commented on 30 May 2012
D'OH! Just how much influence did airline providers have?