China Relaunches World’s Fastest Bullet Train
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.