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World’s Fastest Train Unveiled in China

Date: 2010.10.28 Editor: Evelyn Shi

China has unveiled world's fastest bullet train in 26, October. The bullet trains began traveling between Shanghai, China's economic hub, and Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.


At an average speed of 350 kilometers per hour, the train will cut travel time between the two cities from 90 to 45 minutes.


The train will not only will promote personnel exchange but also facilitate the integration of the Yangtze River Delta region.


China launched its first high-speed linking the capital Beijing and the port city of Tianjin during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Since then, more high-speed train lines have been put into service: the Wuhan-Guangzhou line linking central and south China; the Zhengzhou-Xi'an line connecting central and western China; and the Shanghai-Nanjing line in the country's east.


The Shanghai-Hangzhou line expands China's high-speed rail network to more than 7,430 kilometres (4,620 miles) as the nation continues to invest in building the world's largest high-speed train system, the rail authority said in a statement.