A team of 1,500 construction workers in China have built an entire train station in just under nine hours.
Xianhua News Agency reported that works began in Southern Fujian Province at 6.30pm on January 19 and by 3am on January 20, workers had completed the removal of old tracks, the laying of new tracks, and the installation of railroad switches at Nanlong station in the city of Longyan.
The project was organised and delivered with military precision, with workers split into seven units to take on seven simultaneous tasks, according to Zhan Daosong, a deputy manager at China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group, the country’s main railway construction company.
Seven trains and 23 excavators were used in the upgrade project which will connect to the high-speed Nanlong Railway line, set to be completed by the end of this year.
The 152-miles long railway will provide a main transport link between the Southeast of the country and central China.
The project is one of series of impressive infrastructure projects undertaken by the Asian powerhouse in recent years, as it looks to build on its glowing international reputation.