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Track laying project to begin

07-19-2010 08:18 BJT

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Track laying for the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed railway will begin later Monday, marking a critical phase in the construction of the world's fastest train.

This is a Track-Laying base in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province.

Tens of thousands of track sections have been manufactured here.

They are now ready to go.

Zheng Yunting, project manager, said, "We plan to lay at least 6 kilometers of track each day, and we could double that amount."

The construction of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway began in April, 2008.

Track laying for the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed railway will begin later Monday, marking a critical phase in the construction of the world's fastest train.
Track laying for the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed railway will begin later Monday, 
marking a critical phase in the construction of the world's fastest train.

110 billion yuan, or some 16 billion US dollars have been invested in the project so far.

The track-laying project is scheduled to be finished by the end of this year, and the railway will be operational by 2012.

The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, representing the world's fastest and longest railway, will cross 4 provinces, with a distance of 13-hundred kilometers.

The maximum speed of the bullet train is designed to reach 380 kilometers per hour, shrinking the travel time between the Chinese capital and its financial powerhouse to just four hours.

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