The 2200 kilometers distance between the two cities, that used to take about 20 hours to complete, now takes just less than 8 hours.
The new service is said to be the longest high-speed railway service in the world.
China’s officials say they plan to expand the high-speed network. That will include 4 east-west and four north-south bound connections totaling coverage of 9300 kilometers distance in the country. The network is planned to be finished by 2020.
The grand opening of the new high-speed train service was celebrated Wednesday when the first train started its journey.
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