The new railway currently has 84 bridges and 29 tunnels, plus 20 km (12 miles) of track that goes over the sea
China Railway says that it used intelligent robots and environmentally friendly corrosion-resistant steel to build out its new overwater rail sections.
The 277-kilometer (172-mile) high-speed train line along the southeastern coast, is connecting the cities of Zhangzhou, Xiamen and Fuzhou, all three of which are in Fujian province.
According to China Railway, the state railway operator, the maximum speed of the trains along the route is 350 kilometers (217 miles) per hour.
The first train on this line debuted on Thursday, September 28, departing from Fuzhou, the province’s capital, at 9:15 a.m.
The new railway currently has 84 bridges and 29 tunnels, plus 20 km (12 miles) of track that goes over the sea, making it the country’s first over-water bullet train
The new line is just one of the many infrastructure projects touted by the Chinese government in 2016, when the “Eight Horizontal and Eight Vertical” rail initiative was announced