China to open world's longest high-speed rail line

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 07:50 hrs

Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) The world's longest high-speed rail route covering over 2,200 km from Beijing to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will open Dec 26, the authorities said Friday.

The new route will cut travel time between Beijing and Guangzhou from 22 hours to around eight, Xinhua reported, citing the ministry of railways.

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