China Begins Service Of World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line | Talking Points Memo

The world’s longest high-speed rail line began operations in China on Wednesday, with a train departing Beijing for the city of Guangzhou some 1,428 miles away, at 9 a.m. local time, The Associated Press reported. Trains will run at 186 miles-per-hour along the line, more than halving the total previous travel time between the two cities to about 8 hours.

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