High Speed Rail to Connect Beijing and Guangzhou
   2012-02-20 17:25:43    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: yangyang66

The high speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou will be completed by the end of 2012 and the total rail time will be cut to less than 8 hours according to reports from Nanfang Daily.

The newspaper quotes Yang Zhongmin, a senior official with the Ministry of Railways, as saying that the completion of this high speed railway will be a boon to passengers tired of the normal trudge from Beijing to Guangzhou.

The new high speed railway will be parallel with the existing rail between Beijing and Guangzhou, helping to ease transportation pressures and binding the economic zones of the Pearl River Delta, Bohai Bay and cities in central China.

The section from Zhengzhou to Wuhan will be in test run at the end of February and the section between Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou will be tested in June. Also, the travel time from Beijing to Wuhan will be shortened to about 5 hours in total.

Merchants in Guangzhou hail the news and some have already began planning to extend businesses in Henan and Hebei provinces.

"I can get a round trip between Beijing and Guangzhou in a day," said a man surnamed Gao, who works in training and often travels between the two cities. "High speed trains are always on time. At least I will have a fall back plan that doesn't involve planes."

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