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Miracle of speed! 1,500 Chinese workers finish railway line update in 8.5 hours

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01-24-2018 14:38 BJT

(Source: Xinhua)

1,500 workers completed railway line upgrade in just 8.5 hours. They removed old tracks, laid new ones and installed railroad switches at a station in the city of Longyan. Seven trains and 23 excavators were used in the project.

The train station was upgraded to connect a newly-built line with 3 existing railway lines, and the newly-built line will link Longyan with Nanping in muontainous western Fujian.

The high-speed line will have a maximum designed speed of 200 kilometers per hour. It will begin operation at the end of 2018.It will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to just 90 minutes.

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