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100-year-old inter-city railway given new life in NE China
Updated: 2009-07-30 17:48

SHENYANG: An inter-city railway that has been carrying trains for more than 100 years was opened again to traffic on Thursday after restoration in northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The 66.1-km railway, linking the provincial capital city of Shenyang and Fushun, was based on an old line built in 1904.

The 8-month restoration project shortens travel between the two cities to 49 minutes from the original 1.5 hours.

"The railway is expected to facilitate inter-city transportation," said Liaoning governor Chen Zhenggao at the opening ceremony.