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China: World’s longest high-speed rail line set to open


China High Speed TrainThe high-speed rail route from Beijing to South China‘s Guangzhou will open on December 26, cutting the journey from 22 hours to around eight.

It is the world’s longest high-speed rail route, with a distance of 2,298 kilometres.

The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway is expected to reduce the pressure of the travel peak during the upcoming Spring Festival.

The Wuhan-Guangzhou part of the route has been in operation since December 2009 and the Zhengzhou-Wuhan section opened on September 28 this year.

The designed speed of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail route is 350km per hour, and the speed of the current operating section is about 300km per hour.

The Beijing-Zhengzhou section, the last part of the route, with a distance of 693km, began trial operations on November 11.

The trial went smoothly with facilities functioning normally and the crew’s emergency response capabilities enhanced.

The ticket price of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway remains unclear, but current prices on the Zhengzhou-Wuhan section show that the average cost per kilometre was 0.73 yuan (12 cents) for first-class and 0.46 yuan for second-class.

The ministry of railways released a new railway calendar on Thursday, with 15 more railway lines added, which is scheduled to be in use since December 21.

As one of the most important parts of China’s high-speed railway network, the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway will enhance transportation capacity and balance economic development between different regions.

US$1= 6.24 yuan

Source: China Daily “All aboard for Beijing-Guangzhou railway” (edited by nomade51)
 
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