Fuzhou-Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed rail to come into service in 2011

Updated: 2010-12-17
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The Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway is currently under construction
150 pairs of bullet trains are expected to be put into use in 2011 upon the completion of the Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Rail Line and run among Fuzhou, Xiamen and Shenzhen. The average speed for the Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway will be raised from 250 kilometers per hour to 300 kilometers per hour, reports Fuzhou Evening Newspaper.
The 502.4-km-long Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway, which is to link China's two economic zones,  Xiamen in Fujian and Shenzhen in Guangdong, is another important section of China's coastal railway artery. Upon its completion, the main coastal cities in the southeast of China will be linked together and form a powerful transportation line, giving convenience and benefit for the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone and Pearl River Delta Economic Zone.
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.
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