Shenzhen and Beijing to be linked with nine-hour trains
Shenzhen, China- With speed of 385 kilometers per hour and vibration amplitude less than 1 millimeter, the high-speed rail, after put into service, will take only nine hours from Beijing to Shenzhen, 15 hours shorter than current 24 hours.
The 2439-kilomter high-speed rail linking Beijing and Shenzhen, the longest high speed railway in China, is expected to be put into service by the end of this year. The section from Zhengzhou to Anyang has been put on trial operation since April 1.
Joint debugging and testing have been started for the north section since May. Starting from the speed of 160 kilometers per hour, technicians collected data section by section at every ten kilometers per hour and make acceptance grade by grade. The tested train has reached the speed of 385 kilometers per hour and the amplitude of less than one millimeter. Except from the section from Zhengzhou to Anyang, the whole high-speed rail, starting from Shenzhen, ending at Beijing and stopping at Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, with a total length of over 1000 kilometers will be put into service by the end of this year. One of the project technicians said, when operating, the train will reach the speed of 300 to 310 kilometers per hour.
The current price for high-speed railway from Shenzhen to Wuhan is 840 yuan ($131) for a place in first-class coach and 540 for second class. The distance between Shenzhen and Wuhan is about half the journey from Shenzhen to Beijing.
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