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China to build high speed rail network

06-08-2010 08:51 BJT

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China has written a blueprint for a new high speed railway network across the country. Within two years, four routes will be built for passenger express trains running north to south.

They include Beijing to Shanghai rail, Beijing to Hong Kong rail, Beijing to Harbin rail and Beijing to Shenzhen rail. Another four routes, running east to west, will also be built. They're Xu-zhou (shu-jo) to Lan-zhou, Hang-zhou to Kunming, Qingdao to Taiyuan and Shanghai to Chengdu. High speed rail will especially play an important role in three inter-city regions. That's in the Circum-Bohai-Sea region, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. Based on the plan, half of the country will be covered by high speed rails by 2012.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CCTV.com

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