China Re­launches World’s Fastest Bul­let Train

China Pictorial (English) - - Express News -

Septem­ber 21, Nan­jing, Jiangsu Prov­ince: A Fux­ing bul­let train (left) runs on the Bei­jing-shang­hai high­speed rail­way. China in­creased the max­i­mum speed of bul­let trains on the Bei­jing-shang­hai high-speed rail­way to 350 kilo­me­ters per hour, six years af­ter it was re­duced to 300 kilo­me­ters per hour, mak­ing the line the world’s fastest train ser­vice.

The ac­cel­er­a­tion cut the Bei­jing-shang­hai jour­ney to four hours and 28 min­utes. Con­nect­ing the Chi­nese cap­i­tal to the coun­try’s ma­jor fi­nan­cial and trade hub, the Bei­jing-shang­hai high-speed rail­way is one of the busiest in the coun­try, car­ry­ing more than 100 mil­lion pas­sen­gers a year.

China op­er­ates the world’s long­est high-speed rail net­work, with 22,000 kilo­me­ters run­ning so far.

by Su Yang/xin­hua

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