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Xiamen-Shenzhen High Speed Railway to Have 34 Pairs of High Speed Trains

It is always refreshing to see what the Chinese are doing in high speed rail.

he Xiamen-Shenzhen high-speed railway, which is an important section of the coastal railway artery in China, is expected to start trial operation by the end of 2013.

According to reports, 34 pairs of trains will run on the railway, including 3 ‘G’ (300km/h) and 31 ‘D’ (200km/h) trains.

After its opening, 4 pairs of trains will run from the Shenzhen North Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, 1 pair to Nanjing South, 1 pair to Hangzhou East, 1 pair to Wenzhou South, 6 pairs to Fuzhou South, 5 pairs to Xiamen North, 2 pairs to Longyan and 9 pairs to Chaoshan, and another 2 pairs will run between Guangzhou South and Fuzhou South.

With a designed speed of 250 kilometres per hour, the travel time from Xiamen to Shenzhen by train will be shortened to less than 3 hours from the current 14 hours.

Ticket information revealed suggests prices will be RMB190 or RMB160, for a first-class and second-class seat respectively, from Xiamen North Station to Shenzhen North Railway Station.

There will be a total of 20 stops along the railway, starting from Xiamen North Station, at Qianchang, Xin Jiaomei, Zhangzhou South, Yangkui, Zhangpu, Yunxiao, Zhao'an, Raoping, Chaoshan, Chaoyang, Puning, Kuitan, Lufeng, Shanwei, Houmen, Huidong, Huidong South, Longgang and finally Shenzhen New Railway Station.