Beijing-Shenzheng express rail to be built by 2010
Updated: 2006-08-03 11:06
BEIJING (AP) China hopes to complete an express passenger train between Beijing and the southern coastal
boomtown of Shenzhen by 2010, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said
The government is seeking domestic and foreign investment for the project, which
is expected to cost about 220 billion yuan (US$27.5 billion), according to the
Trains on the 2,300-kilometer (1,400-mile) line will be able to reach a speed
of 200 kph (125 mph) - twice the speed of the current north-south express train
that operates between Beijing and Guangzhou - and will cut travel time to 10
hours from the current 24, it said.
Once the train is in operation, the Guangzhou-Beijing line will be used for
cargo, it said.