Friday, 14 November 2014

Explore China - Another milestone for China's High Speed Rail

Travel to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will be made easy now with the HSR put into operational on Nov 16, 2014. Connecting Urumqi and Hami, the 530-kilometer-long section of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed railway will begin service on Nov 16. It will be the first high-speed service in China's far west. 

The line is designed to support high-speed trains solely for transporting passengers with a top speed of 250 km/h. At the start, trains will run at 200 km/h.

When the new 1,776-km line is in full operation at the end of this year, it will reduce the travel time from Urumqi to Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, by half - to about nine hours. People from Urumqi will be able to travel to Beijing by train in 16 hours instead of 40 after high-speed railways between the two cities are completed in 2017. 

Below are pictures of a bullet train runs across a bridge on its trial trip in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 13, 2014. The 1,776-km Lanxin Railway, which links Lanzhou City in northwestern Gansu Province and Urumqi City in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, will be Xinjiang's first high-speed railway. Xinjiang section of the railway will be firstly put into service on 16 Nov 2014. (Xinhua/Cai Zengle)

Workers walk past the Hami Railway Station under construction for the Lanxin Railway in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 28, 2014. (Xinhua/Cai Zengle)
Below are some pictures of Stewardesses of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region's first high-speed railway train in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, dated Nov 10, 2014. 

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