New bullet train from Xiamen Island to Hangzhou commences

Updated: 30 Jun 2016
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Xiamen Railway Station
Starting from June 26th, residents on Xiamen Island who plan to travel from Xiamen to Hangzhou by train no longer need to bother going to the Xiamen North Railway Station. A new train service linking the Xiamen Railway Station and the Hangzhou East Railway Station has been launched.
The newly launched G1680 takes 6 hours and 18 minutes to travel from Xiamen to Hangzhou.
Hangzhou West Lake
Hangzhou Lingyin Temple
Depart from Xiamen Railway Station: 7:38 a.m.
Arrive at Hangzhou East Railwasy Station: 1:56 p.m.
Duration: 6 hours 18 minutes
First-class: RMB 609.5
Second-class: RMB 385.5
By the end of 2020, seven newly built railway lines will be put into service, covering a total length of 1,200 kilometers in Fujian Province. The seven new railway lines will be as follows:
> Fuzhou-Pingtan Railway/福平铁路
Scheduled operation date: 2019
It will take about two hours to travel from Xiamen to Pingtan via this railway.
> Quzhou-Ningde Railway/衢宁铁路
Scheduled operation date: 2019
> Nanping-Sanming-Longyan Railway/南三龙铁路
Scheduled operation date: 2017
> Jianning-Guanzai Mountain Railway/浦梅铁路
Scheduled completion date: 2019
> Xingguo-Quanzhou Railway (Fujian section)/兴泉铁路(福建段)
Scheduled completion date: 2020
This line will help achieve direct bullet train service from Xiamen to Anxi, Dehua, Datian and Yong’an.
> Fuzhou-Xiamen Passenger-dedicated Railway/福厦客专
Scheduled completion date: 2020
With a designed speed of 350km/h, it will take about an hour to travel from Xiamen to Fuzhou.
> Fuzhou-Luoyuan Freight Railway/福州-罗源货运铁路Scheduled completion date:
By the end of 2020
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Comments Area ( Total Comments: 3 )
Dannyjia Commented on 08 Jul 2016
Already have the route from xiamen to 潮汕
ppan8888 Commented on 06 Jul 2016
The problem with Xiamen is that it is still fairly unknown to the outside world, and there are few direct flights to and from Xiamen connecting with many countries. But there are lots of flights that go directly from overseas capitals into both Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and some going into Shantou as well. So, if direct high-speed rail connections are available from both Guangzhou and Shantou to Xiamen, it would help bring more visitors to Xiamen and bring more prosperity to the Xiamen Metropolitan Area. There is already direct links between Shenzhen and Xiamen.
ppan8888 Commented on 06 Jul 2016
I would like to see direct high-speed rail connections from Xiamen to Shantou, Guangzhou and onwards to Shenzhen and return to Xiamen. When will this routing become available?