China opens Most Beautiful Hefei-Fuzhou High-Speed Rail Line built thorough Scenic Mountain Regions

The High Speed train leaves Fuzhou bound for Hefei on June 28. More than 85% of the new railway through mountainous terrain is made up of bridges and tunnels
The High Speed train leaves Fuzhou bound for Hefei on June 28. More than 85% of the new railway through mountainous terrain is made up of bridges and tunnels

Hefei, Anhui Province:  With a top speed of 300 Km/h, China ran a high-speed train between the capitals of Anhui and Fujian provinces, thus kick starting commercial operations on Sunday, cutting the travel time between a number of cities.

With a top speed of 300 km/h, this is China’s first high-speed railway across mountainous areas between Hefei (Anhui Province) and Fuzhou (Fujian Province).

Passengers enter the Huangshan north station to take a Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed train in Anhui province on June 28, 2015
Passengers enter the Huangshan north station to take a Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed train in Anhui province on June 28, 2015

The railway will cut travel times between Fuzhou and Hefei from eight hours to four, according to railway authorities.

Threading through many of popular tourist destinations including Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) in Anhui, Sanqing Mountain in Jiangxi and Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, the railway has been called the “most beautiful high-speed railway” in China.

The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was the most difficult to build in terms of topography, with 85.8% of the track built on bridges or in tunnels, Ye Bingcheng, chief designer of the Hefei-Fuzhou Railway.

A train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway rides across the mountains in east Jiangxi province on June 28, 2015
A train on the Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway rides across the mountains in east Jiangxi province on June 28, 2015

As part of the longer high-speed railway between Fuzhou and Beijing, it cuts the travel time between the two cities from the original of more than 10 hours to under eight hours.

The Wuyishan east railway station makes it much easier for people to travel to the famous Wuyi Mountains in east Fujian province
The Wuyishan east railway station makes it much easier for people to travel to the famous Wuyi Mountains in east Fujian province

Crossing or running parallel to 16 other railways, the new railway will help cut travel time between Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, and Hefei from seven hours to four hours, cut the travel time between Nanchang and Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, from the original 18 and a half hours to five hours.

After China’s first bullet train shot from the assembly line in 2008, high-speed rail has expanded prodigiously with over 16,000 kilometers of fast track in operation and another 10,000 kilometers under construction.

Hefei Fuzhou HSR10
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
The steward prepare to board the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China's Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
The steward prepare to board the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China’s Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Driver Chen Chengyi drives the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China's Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Driver Chen Chengyi drives the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China’s Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
A passenger poses for photos with a steward of the G2621 high-speed train at the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
A passenger poses for photos with a steward of the G2621 high-speed train at the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Passenger Xu Manjuan and her children show commemorative albums on the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Passenger Xu Manjuan and her children show commemorative albums on the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Model workers of Fujian province experience taking the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China's Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
Model workers of Fujian province experience taking the G5602 high-speed train departing from Fuzhou in East China’s Fujian province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
A steward of the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou serves passengers on train, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
A steward of the G2621 high-speed train from Hefei South to Fuzhou serves passengers on train, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
The G2621 high-speed train departs from the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China's Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
The G2621 high-speed train departs from the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, June 28, 2015. The Hefei-Fuzhou high-speed railway was put into operated on Sunday, which spans East China’s Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces and shortens the travel hours from Hefei to Fuzhou to within four hours
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
To celebrate the upcoming formal operation of Hefei-Fuzhou high speed rail (running 806 kilometers from Hefei of Anhui province to Fuzhou of Fujian province), 24 beautiful stewardesses who will serve on the trains debut in the north square of Fuzhou Railway Station, attracting much attention from passengers
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail