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China new high-speed rail line opens
July 1, 2013, 10:45 am

[Xinhua]

The new line is the latest leg of a high-speed rail network in China’s most developed region [Xinhua]

A high-speed rail line in China has opened linking the cities of Nanjing, Hangzhou and Ningbo in the Yangtze River Delta.

The new line is the latest leg of a high-speed rail network in China’s most developed region.

Trains on the network will operate at a speed of 300 kmh, meaning travel time between cities will be halved.

The new high-speed railway is expected to boost the region’s economy and increase tourism in the three cities it links.

The Yangtze River Delta region accounts for a fifth of China’s economic output.

China’s investment in railway infrastructure increased 28 per cent to $8.65 billion in the first three months of 2013, according to the China Railway Corporation (CRC).

China will invest 520 billion yuan in railway infrastructure this year and 5,200 km of new lines will be put into use.

Inputs from Xinhua

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