China will start operating 32 new high speed rail routes tomorrow

China is launching 32 high-speed train routes on December 10 (tomorrow). The network extension includes a link between the biggest city Shanghai and the manufacturing hub of Guangzhou right next to Hong Kong.

The 1,106-mile route cuts the journey time down to 6 hours and 51 minutes, instead of the 16 hours it previously took. New bullet train lines are part of the government’s plan to double the size of the domestic rail network.

The high speed rail lines that were scheduled for 2014 completion are the likely ones that will be opened tomorrow [wikipedia]