Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway sees 200 mln trips

Updated: 2014-04-13 21:55


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BEIJING - Data released Sunday by China's railway authorities showed that train trips on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway had topped 200 million.

Trips on the railway surpassed 100 million on Feb 28, 2013 and reached 200 million by 9:30 am Sunday, said the authorities.

The 1,318-kilometer-long railway links the country's prosperous Pan-Bohai and Yangtze River Delta economic zones, cutting travel time between the two regions to less than five hours.

The railway is designed to handle maximum train speeds of 350 kilometers per hour. High-speed trains on this railway made their debut on June 30, 2011.