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Thursday, 27 December 2012

WORLD'S LONGEST HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY...STARTS OPERATIONS


A CRH high-speed train leaves the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, China. The world's longest high-speed rail route linking Beijing and Guangzhou started operation on Wednesday. Running at an average speed of 300 kilometers per hour, the 2,298-kilometer new route will cut the travel time between Beijing and Guangzhou from more than 20 hours to around eight.
The high speed train that runs on the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou runs into Xuchang East Station in Xuchang, central China's Henan province on December 26, 2012. China started service on December 26 on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required. 


A conductor stands beside the high speed train of the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou at a train station in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province on December 26, 2012. China started service on December 26 on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required.


A passenger takes a photo with the high speed train before boarding on the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province on December 26, 2012. China started service on December 26 on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required.


The train driver of the high speed train that runs on the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou takes a rest in Zhengzhou train station in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province on December 26, 2012. China started service on December 26 on the world's longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country's rapid and -- sometimes troubled -- super fast rail network. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required.

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