Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway started construction on Nov. 23, 2007
The construction of the Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway is now in good progress and expected to open to traffic next year, according to transport authorities.
The 502.4-km-long railway, which is to link China’s two economic zones, Fujian’s Xiamen and Guangdong’s Shenzhen, is another important section of China’s coastal railway artery.
According to the latest plan, the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway will connect the Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway in the north. The design speed of passenger trains will be 250 km/hour, which means the travel time from Xiamen to Shenzhen by train will be shortened to 3 hours from the current 11 hours.
There will be a total of 20 stops along the railway, starting from Xiamen North Station, running though Qianchang, Xin Jiaomei, Zhangzhou South, Yangkui, Zhangpu, Yunxiao, Zhao'an, Raoping, Chaoshan, Chaoyang, Puning, Kuitan, Lufeng, Shanwei, Houmen, Huidong, Huidong South, Longgang and ending at Shenzhen New Railway Station.
Major cities along the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway will include Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Chaozhou, Puning, Shantou, Shanwei, Huizhou and Shenzhen.