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Hefei-Fuzhou High-Speed Railway eyes June 30 operation
Updated: 2015-03-27

The inauguration of the Hefei-Fuzhou High-Speed Railway is scheduled on June 30, according to railway authorities.

The railway was being debugged entering March and will start trial operation without passengers in late May, an insider said.

The railway stretches 808 kilometers, connecting Hefei in Anhui province with Fuzhou in Fujian province. About 467 kilometers are in Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, passing by many tourism destinations such as the Yellow Mountain, Sanqing Mountain and Wuyi Mountain.

The railway is part of the Beijing-Fuzhou High-Speed Railway. With a projected speed of 300 kilometers per hour, the railway will cut travel time between Fuzhou and Beijing from 20 hours to seven hours.

It will also shorten the time by train from Fuzhou to Wuyi Mountain, Yellow Mountain and Hefei to 50 minutes, 2.5 hours and three hours, respectively.

The construction of the railway kicked off on Sept 30, 2010.