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Take the Fastest Train with CRI
    2008-08-02 15:32:34     CRIENGLISH.com


 

The world's fastest intercity rail line linking Beijing and Tianjin opens on Friday, Aug 1st. [Photo: focus.cn]
 

 A rail station worker shows visitors how to buy a ticket for the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Express from a self-service machine on August 1, 2008. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Xu Liuliu]
 

Passengers on the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Express take photos of an onboard screen that shows how fast the high-speed train is traveling on August 1, 2008. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Xu Liuliu]
 

Passengers on the first intercity train have their tickets verified by electronic ticket reader at Beijing South Railway Station. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Xu Liuliu]
 

Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail Line:  (Click for details)
The world's fastest intercity rail line linking Beijing and Tianjin opens on Friday, Aug 1st.



About Beijing South Railway Station:
This is Asia's largest railway station, Beijing South Railway Station. The new station serves as the terminal for the inter-city express rail between Beijing and Tianjin, a port city about 120 kilometers southeast of Beijing, and a high-speed link between Beijing and the eastern financial hub of Shanghai.

A photo of Beijing South Railway Station taken on August 1, 2008. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Xu Liuliu]
 
The main hall at Beijing South Railway Station is spacious and bright in this photo taken on August 1, 2008. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/ Xu Liuliu]
 
Construction on the Beijing South Railway Station, in Chongwen District, began at the end of 2005 with an estimated investment of 6.3 billion yuan (910 million U.S. dollars). The new south station is 500 meters from the old south station which was built in 1897 and underwent a major renovation in 1958. The old was closed in May 2006 and then demolished.

 

The new station's main building has five floors, including three underground. It can hold more than 10,000 people.

 

The roof of the central building has been installed with more than 3,000 solar boards which have a total capacity of 245 kilowatts.

 

Beijing has three major railway stations already in use. The new south station is also connected to Beijing's bus and subway systems. People not only take bus or taxi but also can take the new subway Line 4 to the station in the near future.

 

 

 
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