World's longest high speed line opens for business

Benton, Andrew
August 2011
Railway Gazette International;Aug2011, Vol. 167 Issue 8, p28
Trade Publication
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.


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