World’s fastest railway opens between Beijing and Guangzhou in China

27 December 2012

On Wednesday China inaugurated the world’s longest high speed railway linking the capital, Beijing in the northeast of the country, to the city of Guangzhou, in the southeast.

The train travels at 300 kilometres per hour and travel time for the 2,298 kilometre journey has been reduced from 20 hours to 8 hours.

According to the Chinese authorities the new railway is “one of the most technically advanced in the world.”

The inauguration was set for 26 December to mark the anniversary of the birth of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

China inaugurated its first “bullet train” lines in 2007, and by 2010 it had the biggest network in the world. (macauhub)