China opens more high speed rail

China started a new high-speed railway that connects the two northern port cities of Tianjin and Qinhuangdao. It was put into operation on Sunday, Dec 1, 2013.

The railway line extends 287 km and runs through 14 districts and counties in north China’s Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality, with speeds of up to 350 km per hour.

China has 34 high-speed rail lines with the length accounting for one tenth of the country’s total railway operation mileage.

China has over 10000 km of high speed rail now.

In 2015 China will have 18,000km of high speed rail.

The plan is to expand this to 50,000km by 2020.

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