December 17, 2009

Guangzhou-Wuhan High Speed Rail Opens

A successful trial run of the new Guangzhou to Wuhan high-speed railway has cleared the way for regular service to begin December 26 betweeen the capital cities (respectively) of Guangdong and Hubei Provinces. Both cities are major industrial centers and travel time is now reduced from 10 (or more) hours by train to 3 hours. The trains will travel at an average speed of 350 kilometers or well over 200 miles per hour and make 15 stops at major points including Changsha. The high-speed rail corridor is part of the larger Beijing to Guangzhou high speed rail line under construction....

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