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Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line to open

06-13-2011 13:59 BJT Special Report:Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Rail |

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China's new high-speed rail line linking its two biggest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, will begin operating later this month. Ticket prices are being set according to the train's speed. The Ministry of Railways has held a press conference to outline the new fares and other details about the line.

Shortening the distance.

The 1300-kilometer-long high-speed rail line is expected to cut travel time between the two cities to about five hours, with 90 pairs of bullet trains operating each day.

Trains will run at either 300 kilometers or 250 kilometers per hour. The trains can carry 180,000 passengers a day.

The full second class fare for trains running at 300 kilometers per hour will be 555 yuan. and for trains running at 250 kilometers per hour, 410 yuan.

This will also be the first opportunity for passengers to book tickets online.

There will be 24 stations along the route, including Tianjin, Jinan, Xuzhou, Bengbu and Nanjing.


China's new high-speed rail line linking its two biggest cities begins operating later
this month.

A team of 30 experts has given the green light for the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line to open.

The engineering inspection team traveled in a CRH 380 train along the line to examine communication signals, power supply, train and operation control systems , as well as energy-saving and environmental protection measures.

China's new high-speed rail line linking its two biggest cities begins operating later
this month.

All show the line meets operational requirements.

Officials from the Ministry of Railway say safety is paramount.

China's new high-speed rail line linking its two biggest cities begins operating later
this month.

Deputy Minister of Railways Hu Yadong said, "The safety of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line is the top concern of us and society. After the assessment, it has been proved to be safe and reliable. First, the construction standard is top, including a fully enclosed environment, with a safety network to stop humans or livestock from entering. And the video-administration system covers the whole line. We are also strengthening safety checks on passengers. A large number of security personnel are on duty 24 hours to guard and protect the line."

China plans to continue to invest 2.8 trillion yuan to build another 30 thousand kilometers of new rail lines over the next five years.

CCTV reporter Shen Le said, "The Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway will go into commcercial use by the end of June. Travellers will have more options, especially when bad weather delayes or even cancells their flights."

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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