China opens Jinghu High-speed railway,Safety concern dismissed

Jinghu High speed railway,Bullet train

On June 30,2011, the 1318 kilometer long Jinghu High-speed railway connecting China's capital Beijing and the largest commercial city Shanghai is offcially opened to traffic, cutting the single-way time between the two cities to under five hours. Official dismissed claims that the railway's operating speed was cut due to safety concerns.

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The first high-speed trains to travel on the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway departed at 3 p.m. Thursday, with one train leaving Shanghai for Beijing and another ...   Full Story

China Economy | Jun 30, 2011 AM | Related China Story:Jinghu High speed railway

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High speed rail

Former official admits the top speed of Chinese high-profile bullet train is fabricated

Former Chinese railway ministry official Zhou Yimin discloses that the top speed of 350 km per hour of Chinese-made bullet trains is fabricated regardless of security. Many minor problems occur on the high-speed rail lines in service and some are actually not minor, but all were kept as secret. Preliminary test has been done on the Jinghu line, but the safety is till to be observed. Read More

China Economy | Jun 21, 2011 AM | Related China stories:High speed rail

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