Chinese Mainland's First Undersea Subway Tunnel Starts Operation

The first undersea subway tunnel of China started official operation on Dec. 25 as southeast Chinas Xiamen announced the opening of its Metro Line 2.

The undersea section of the metro line is 2,784 meters long, and it takes around 3 minutes to complete the length.

The time explains the difficulty, Wang added.

The undersea tunnels of Xiamen Metro Line 2 and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge have accumulated valuable experience and built vital technical reserves for Chinas future construction of cross-strait tunnels, said Qian Qihu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering at a recent technical evaluation seminar for the metro line.

Source: Xinhua

Editor: Crystal H

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