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Saturday, December 26, 2009

World's Fastest train debute in China's, Wuhan-Guangzhou.


BEIJING, Dec. 26 -- The Wuhan-Guangzhou high speed railway will go into operation today with 28 passenger trains carrying an estimated 1,300 people. Travel time between Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei province, and Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong province, will be cut to only three hours.

The high speed rail link is nearly nine-hundred and 90 kilometers in length and is built to the highest technical standards. The stations along the line have distinct designs representing local styles and are built to be environmental-friendly with easy access for disabled people. Thursday, the first batch of five hundred passengers got to take a test ride.

The service between Wuhan, a metropolis in central China, and Guangzhou City, a business hub in the southern Guangdong Province, was put into trial operation on Dec 9, reaching a maximum speed of 394.2 km per hour.

The average of high-speed rail ways is 243 km per hour in Japan, 232 km per hour in Germany and 277 km per hour in France.