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China Officially Opens World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s longest high-speed rail line began operations in China Wednesday. The first train of the 2,298-kilometer Beijing-to-Guangzhou route departed from the capital at 9 a.m. local time , with a second train departing an hour later from Guangzhou. Trains on the new route will travel at 300 kilometers an hour, which will reduce the […]

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China’s Bullet Trains to Return to Service after Recall

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese rail authorities this week will start to resume operation of 54 bullet trains which were halted after a deadly rail accident in July. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that six of the 54 trains will resume service on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on Wednesday. If all goes well, the rest of the […]

China to Name Names in Report on Bullet Train Crash

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a report due in mid-September will identify individuals responsible for the deadly crash of two bullet trains in the eastern province of Zhejiang one month ago. A spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety said Tuesday the report will also identify the direct cause of the crash. Forty people were killed […]