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Bullet trains pull into anniversary

Updated: 2010-07-30 08:37
By Sun Peng (Chinadaily.com.cn)

Two years ago, on August 1, shiny bullet trains began to gallop as swift as lightening on the plain between Beijing and Tianjin. The train, with maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour, reduced the traveling time between the megacities from 75 minutes to merely half a hour.

Now around 50,000 passengers travel through the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway everyday. Though the majority of them only occasionally take the train, there are many passengers who, like red blood cells in an artery, regularly ride the train to swing between the two economic and cultural hubs of Northern China.

We interviewed travelers on the Intercity Railway about their comments and hope for the Intercity Railway.

Video: Sun Peng
Text: Ma Chao