China launches longest high speed train line

The trains will initially run at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour, reducing the travel time to as few as eight hours from the previous 21 hours.

26th December, 2012
China launches longest high speed train line
The trains will initially run at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour, reducing the travel time to as few as eight hours from the previous 21 hours.

China has started its 2,298-kilometre high-speed train line, the longest in the world, as it boosts investment in rail networks, intensifying competition for airlines.

The first train on the Beijing-Guangzhou line left Beijing West Station at 9 a.m. as scheduled, according to state broadcaster China Central Television.

The trains will initially run at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour, reducing the travel time to as few as eight hours from the previous 21 hours,...

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