Information published on 21 February 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 536.

China: Construction for new Fuzhou-Xiamen passenger dedicated line begins

Construction for the new Fuzhou-Xiamen PDL began lately.

The new Fuzhou-Xiamen passenger dedicated line is located in the most developed coastal economic belt in Fujian Province. It begins in Fuzhou in the north, passes Putian and Quanzhou, and goes all the way to Xiamen and Zhangzhou in the south.
The line between Fuzhou Station and Zhangzhou Station is 290 km long, with a design speed of 350 km/h.

Located in the core area of fast-developing Haixi Economic Zone, Fuzhou-Xiamen Corridor is looking at continually growing demands for both passenger and freight transport, which cannot be satisfied by the transport capacity of the existing Fuzhou-Xiamen Railway. After the completion of the new Fuzhou-Xiamen passenger dedicated line, it will greatly ease the conflict between supply and rapidly-growing demand of passenger and freight transport, and give play to comprehensive benefits of the railway network.

(Source: CR)