High-speed rail line be­gins ser­vice

Austin American-Statesman - - ADS -

China on Wed­nes­day opened the world’s long­est high-speed rail line, more than halv­ing the time re­quired to travel from Bei­jing in the north to Guangzhou, an eco­nomic hub in south­ern China. The open­ing of the 1,428 mile-line comes af­ter high-pro­file prob­lems for China’s high speed rail ser­vice, in­clud­ing the col­lapse of part of a line in cen­tral China af­ter heavy rains in March, a sum­mer 2011 crash that killed 40 peo­ple and a cor­rup­tion scan­dal.

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