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Speeds, prices cut on high-speed trains

08-16-2011 13:51 BJT Special Report:Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Rail |

Passengers board a high-speed train at Tianjin railway station on Tuesday. The high-speed
trains from Beijing to Tianjin will slow from 350 kilometers per hour to 300km/h,
accompanied by a 5 percent decrease in ticket prices, from Aug 16. A one-way run between
the two municipalities is thus cut from 33 minutes to 30 and a second-class ticket is sold
at 55 yuan ($8.61) from 58 yuan. The State Council has made the decision to slow the speed
of high-speed trains on tracks across the country after a severe train crash in Wenzhou,
East China's Zhejiang province, on July 23. [Photo/Xinhua]

A passenger shows a ticket for the Beijing-Tianjin intercity train on the first day of
speed reductions and price cuts, Aug 16, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Beijing-Tianjin intercity train departs from Tianjin Railway Station, Aug 16, 2011, the
first day of speed reductions and price cuts for the service. [Photo/Xinhua]

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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