TITLE

World's longest high speed line opens for business

AUTHOR(S)
Benton, Andrew
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Aug2011, Vol. 167 Issue 8, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the opening of the Passenger-Dedicated Line between the cities of Beijing and Shanghai in China. The world's longest high speed line was inaugurated on June 30, 2011 and hopes to carry 80 million passengers per year. The line has 22 stations and speeds will be limited to 300 kilometer per hour (km/h) and 250 km/h. The construction of the line officially began on April 18, 2011 and cost 220.9 billion yuan.
ACCESSION #
65283215

 

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