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Beijing-Fujian high-speed railway to be built
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17:02, March 11, 2008

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China will build a high-speed railway linking Beijing and Fujian province in southeastern China.

The railway, designed to run at least 300 km per hour, and with a two-lane electrified standard, will start construction in 2010.

It will begin at Bengbu station of the Beijing Shangahai high-speed railway line, and continue through Hefei (Anhui province), Huangshan (Anhui province), Shangrao (Jiangxi province), Wuyishan (Fujian province), Naping (Fujian province) and Fuzhou (Fujian province).

The Ministry of Railways and the Fujian municipal government signed in Beijing “the meeting summary about driving forward a new round of railway construction in the Economic Zone on the Western Coast of the Taiwan Straits,” during the on-going Two Sessions (NPC & CPPCC sessions).

According to the meeting summary, a 4,800 km first class, international railway network will form in the economic zone within 5-10 years. The network will include the high-speed railway from Beijing to Fujian.

The new round of railway construction includes: the electrification renovation of the railway from Hengfeng (Jiangxi province) to Fuzhou (Fujian province) will start this year; the double-track railway from Ganzhou (Jiangxi province) to Longyan (Fujian province) will start construction in 2009, designed to run 200 km per hour and with a two-wire electrification standard, making it a large rail passageway from Kumming (Yunnan province) to Xiamen (Fujian province); the Nanping-Sanming-Longyan railway will be renovated to be become an important part of the Hangzhou-Guangzhou Railway, forming the fastest and most convenient passageway from the Changjiang Delta, the economic zone on the western coast of the Taiwan Straits, to the Pearl River Delta.

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