World’s longest high-speed rail opens Dec 26 [Morning Whistle]

Date: 14/12/2012

The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway, which is the world’s longest, is opening on Dec. 26, according to the China Central Television. With this, a trip between Beijing and Guangzhou, a distance of 2,294 kilometers, will be cut from 20 hours to eight hours.

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Map showing the new 1,428 mile Beijing - Guangzhou high speed route, the final section of which is scheduled to open on 26 December. [Photo courtesy Asahi Shimbun]
Location: Eastern China
Company: CR
/12/2012 See above
A high-speed train during its trial trip from Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province to Beijing, on December 14 2012. [Photo courtesy CR]  
Location: Eastern China
Company: CR
14/12/2012 See above