Rail Cuts Chinese Trip From 11 Hours to 90 Minutes

A new high speed rail link has opened in China, connecting the cities of Fuzhou and Xiamen. The new rail line will cut travel time between the two cities from nearly 11 hours to just 90 minutes.

This is the newest line in the Shenzhen-Shanghai high-speed railway, which is rapidly spreading.

"Three pairs of high speed passenger trains will run between Shanghai and Xiamen during the upcoming Shanghai World Expo to cope with an anticipated increase in passenger numbers.

Fujian, on the western side of the Taiwan Strait, is an important destination for Taiwan residents visiting the mainland. However, roads from Fujian to other provinces are often congested."

Full Story: Fuzhou-Xiamen bullet trains roar into services today

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