According to the Nanfang Daily, the Xia-Shen Railway, a new railway through Shantou, will be built in 2008 and put to use in 2010.
The Xia-Shen Railway connects Shantou and two other Special Econmomic Zones, Xiamen and Shenzhen. It is 511 kilometers long, crossing eight cities in Guangdong provice and Fujian province. As a high speed railway, the speed of the new train will reach 250 kilometers per hour. It is predicted that it will only take about three hours for passengers to travel between Xiamen and Shenzhen.
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