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Beijing-Wuhan high-speed rail starts operation at 350 km/h

Christian Fernsby |
A high-speed rail linking Beijing with Wuhan, the capital of Central China's Hubei province, starts normal operation at a speed of 350 km/h on June 20, said the China State Railway Group.

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With train speed raised from 310 km/h to 350 km/h, the overall transportation capacity of the section is expected to increase by 7 percent, and the shortest trip between Beijing and Wuhan has been reduced to three hours and 48 minutes, according to the company.

As a part of the Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, the Beijing-Wuhan section is closely connected with multiple high-speed railways in the country. Its speed acceleration has important radiation power to improve the efficiency of high-speed rail networks and better serve economic and social development along the lines.

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