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China's high-speed railways exceed 10,000 km

Updated: 2013-09-26 14:55
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - China's high-speed train lines now exceed 10,000 kilometers after a railway track linking the coastal city of Fuzhou and in-land Nanchang began operating on Thursday morning.

It is the fourth line to open this year and the total length of track for speedy trains in the country is 10,463 kilometers. Last year, the figure was 9,356 kilometers.

With the new line, the traveling time between Fuzhou, capital city of East China's Fujian province, and Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi province, will be reduced from the previous 11 hours to 3 hours and 12 minutes. The train travels at 200 kilometers per hour.

At the initial stage of operation, 37 bullet trains will be used for passengers and 18 will carry cargo, according to China Railway Corporation.

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