11 May '11, 5am

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail trials begin

SHANGHAI: Trial runs began Wednesday on a highly anticipated high-speed rail line between Beijing and Shanghai, one month before the link is due to go into commercial service, state media reported. The high-speed line will halve the journey time to under five hours from the current 10 hours, the Shanghai government-run news portal EastDay.com reported, adding the first train left at 8:45 am on Wednesday. The trains will run at speeds up to 300 kilometres (185 miles) per hour depending on the time of day, and will not carry passengers during the trial period, the state-run China News Agency reported. The new trains will not run at the originally-planned top speed of 350 kph in order to make journeys safer and more affordable, China's new rail minister Sheng Guangzu said last month. China's top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, has yet...

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