China's fixed-asset investment in the railway industry is expected to reach Yuan 823.5 billion ($US 120.6 billion) in 2010, including Yuan 700 billion in new infrastructure construction and funds for 70 new projects.
One project that is set to be completed on April 26 following four-and-a-half years of construction is the Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed line. During recent testing, the CRH bullet trains that will operate on the route reached 283km/h during the 247km trip. Journeys between Xiamen West and Fuzhou South are estimated to take 1h 6 min, and 1 h 8min on the return leg when the line begins full operation.