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Sunday, January 21, 2007

China's trains to run at over 200 km/h from April

Chinese Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun told an annual work conference that beginning April 18, trains on lines such as Beijing-Harbin, Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Guangzhou, Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Jinan-Qingdao will travel at speeds of 200 km per hour, with certain sections reaching 250 km per hour.

Preparation work for the speed boost -- including safety tests, improvement of technical guarantee systems and staff training -- has been finished, he said.

More details could be reached here.

Other resources said that there will be total of more than 6,000KM railroads on which the passenger trains can run at more than 200KM/hour after the speed-boost in April.

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