Tuesday 4 June 2013
High Speed Rail / China

New high speed railway starts trial operation in East China

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A new high speed railway that stretches across east China’s Yangtze River Delta began trials at the end of May.

The Nanjing-Hangzhou-Ningbo high speed railway, with a designated top speed of 350 km per hour, will cut travel time between Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, and the port city of Ningbo in east China’s Zhejiang Province to about two hours, sources at the Shanghai Railway Bureau said.

High speed trains will run at a speed of 300 km per hour on the line Nanjing-Hangzhou and at a speed of 250 km per hour between Hangzhou and Lingbo.

The railway is scheduled to go into commercial service at the end of June, according to the bureau.

The high speed railway is expected to boost the region’s economy and foster the growth of tourism in the three cities it links.

(Source: Ecns.cn)

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A high speed train leaves the Hangzhou East Station for Nanjing in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, 24 May 2013. High speed rail lines from Nanjing to Hangzhou and Hangzhou to Ningbo began a month-long trial operation (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)