Shanghai-Kumming Bullet Train Started

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China started operations of world’s longest bullet train line — 2,252 km in length — traverses the five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan and cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 34 to 11 hours.

The maximum speed is 330 km per hour. The line is also the longest east—west high—speed railway in China.

A longer rail line stretching north to south is the 2,298—km Beijing—Guangzhou line, was put into operation in 2012.

China has built more than 20,000 km of high-speed rail lines.

According to the government’s plan, the mileage will increase to 45,000 km by 2030.

The launch of the Shanghai—Kunming line means the country’s high—speed rail grid has taken shape, connecting almost all provinces on the Chinese mainland.

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