Wuhan-Yichang high-speed railway is to open in mid-June 2012, shortening the travelling time between the two cities from more than 5 hours to 90 minutes.
There will be 20 pairs of bullet trains running between Wuhan and Yichang every day. A second-class ticket for an entire journey takes about 110 yuan. Besides, passengers can take the bullet train from Yichang to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou without transferring.
Yichang, a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, is the starting point of upstream Yangtze River Cruise, and the ending point of downstream Yangtze River Cruise. The cruise aims to bring the magnificent and original natural landscape along the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges, as well as the strength and power of the Three Gorges Dam to the world.