Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway, a high-speed rail running from Fuzhou to Xiamen and to Zhangzhou, started operation on Thursday in east China's Fujian Province. It is China's fastest cross-sea high-speed rail, with trains running at a maximum speed of 350 km/h.
This high-speed rail will connect Fuzhou and Xiamen in just 55 minutes, making it possible for residents of both cities to live within a "one-hour living circle". The Quanzhou Bay cross-sea bridge, part of the 277-km Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway, is 20.3 km long in total, with its sea bridge measuring 8.96 km in length. It is a semi-floating cable-stayed bridge with twin towers and double cable planes.