New rail­way marks 20,000-km record

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A new high-speed rail­way link­ing East and Cen­tral China has opened, push­ing the to­tal length of high-speed track in ser­vice to more than 20,000 kilo­me­ters (12,427 miles) in China, the most in the world.

The new 360-km (223-mile) line that opened on Sept 10 links Zhengzhou, He­nan prov­ince, with Xuzhou, Jiangsu prov­ince.

The Xuzhou-Lanzhou rail­way is one of China’s four mostim­por­tant rail­ways from east to west, which will link Asia and Europe and play a key role in the Belt and Road strat­egy, he added.

Peo­ple can com­mute be­tween Shang­hai and Zhengzhou in four hours, cut­ting 2 hours and 47 min­utes from the trip.Travel be­tween Shang­hai and Xi’an was also re­duced to 6 hours.

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