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Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

November 21 2012 at 6:45 AM
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http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/20/content_15945576.htm

actually, the Wuhan-Guangzhou segment has been in operation since july, 2010. Zhengzhou-Wuhan part was put in operation recently

 
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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

November 26 2012, 11:14 PM 

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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

December 6 2012, 3:35 AM 

great...still need more

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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

December 14 2012, 8:55 PM 

China's Ministry of Railways plan to start the operation of the new line on 12/26, Chairman Mao's birthday!


 
 
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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

December 15 2012, 2:20 AM 

The high-speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou will open in two weeks' time, the Railways Ministry said yesterday. It will offer the longest bullet-train ride in the world and cut the journey time between the two cities to less than eight hours.

When services begin on December 26 - the 119th anniversary of the birth of late Communist Party patriarch Mao Zedong - the 2,298-kilometre line will eclipse the high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai. That 1,318-kilometre route opened in June last year.

It will not only connect the Pearl River Delta to the nation's political centre, but link the capitals of four land-locked provinces - Shijiazhuang , Hebei ; Zhengzhou , Henan ; Wuhan , Hubei ; and Changsha , Hunan , where the pace of economic growth has surpassed that of some coastal regions.

It will eventually allow high-speed trips between Beijing and Hong Kong, after the Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed link's completion, scheduled in 2015.

Trains will run at 300km/h, although they are designed for speeds of up to 350km/h.

The shortest journey time between Beijing and Guangzhou will be less than eight hours, compared to three hours by air. The authorities have not announced pricing for tickets. There is concern that the expansion of high-speed rail will deal a blow to the aviation industry.

The ministry said it would run extra trains during public holidays, such as the upcoming Spring Festival, but it is unclear how many seats will be available each day.

Zhao Jian, a professor at Beijing Jiaotong University who researches railway economics, predicts the line will be loss-making from day one.

"The more trains they run, the higher the deficit will be," he said.

 
 
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December 20 2012, 10:57 PM 

Shijiazhuang station

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December 26 2012, 10:16 PM 

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December 27 2012, 12:56 AM 

Great news! Now Westerns can fill them up!

 
 
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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

December 27 2012, 1:05 PM 

Impressive.

 
 
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December 27 2012, 2:45 PM 

impressive indeed

 
 
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December 27 2012, 4:41 PM 

During the 62 days of this summer (July 1 to Aug. 31), Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway moved 212,000 passengers every day in average.
http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/2012-09/02/content_2215180.htm

 
 
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Re: Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed trains to start operating in Dec, 2,294km

December 27 2012, 4:53 PM 

As usual china continues to impress. No sarcasm.

 
 
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December 27 2012, 4:55 PM 



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December 31 2012, 5:41 PM 

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January 1 2013, 3:13 PM 

looks awesome...

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January 3 2013, 12:41 AM 

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The high-speed railway tickest for from Guangzhou-Beijing on 01-03 were all sold out

 
 
 
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