The world’s longest high-speed rail link, connecting Beijing and Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, became fully operational on Wednesday (26 Dec 2012).
With the opening of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railroad, China now has a network of more than 9,300 kilometres of operating high-speed railways.
The new train covers Beijing with China’s most industrialised province Guangdong which houses top developed cities like Guangzhou close to Hong Kong and Maccau. The line is expected to be extended to Hong Kong by 2015.
Some Quick Fact of Beijing-Guangzhou HSR:-
Servicing distance of: 2,298 km
Travelling Speed: 300 – 350 km/h
Travel time: Around 8 hours (previously 22 hours)
Connecting how many cities: 28 cities, including 5 provincial capitals
Train’s internal temperature: 18 C
Ticket Price: From 865 – 2727 yuan (424 – 1339 MYR), based on the speed of the train and the seat class.