All aboard … the high-speed line, July 6

6 Jul 2015

Snaking through some of eastern China’s more scenic regions, the line connecting Hefei and Fuzhou has been dubbed “the most beautiful high-speed railway”. But for many on board the service which began operation on June 28, it’s the speed, not the views, that’s the draw. Starting in Anhui province and passing through Jiangxi on its way to Fujian, the high-speed line covers the more than 800km in just four hours, with top speeds reaching 300km/h. The previous journey between the provincial capitals of Hefei and Fuzhou took 14 hours. Construction on the mainland’s fourth high-speed railway – with its 170 bridges and 54 tunnels – began in May 2010, with a total investment of 110 billion yuan (HK$139 billion). Xinhua photographers visited the workshop and joined the passengers on board the train.