China Bullet Train Undergoes Beijing-Shanghai Test Run

By on Jun 27, 2011 in Amazing, Asia, Business, World Comments
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Image Credit: BBC News

The China bullet train undergoes a test-run from Beijing to Shanghai before opening it to the public, according to reports by several international news sites on Monday, June 27, 2011.

The new high-speed railway was tested by Chinese engineers together with government officials, reporters and company executives.

Reports said that the bullet train can run at a top speed of 350 km per hour and can cover the $33 billion, 1,318 km Beijing-Shanghai rail in less than five hours.

China is reportedly planning to roll out more high-speed railways nationwide and is expected to cover 16,000 km by 2020. The government has set aside 700 billion yuan for the completion of the high-speed railway project.

The Chinese government has lowered down the bullet train ticket to 555 yuan for a second-class seat and 1,750 yuan for the business class.

The bullet train will be available to the public on Thursday, June 30, 2011, day before China celebrates the 90th anniversary of its Communist Party.

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