Five years of rapid acceleration for China's high-speed trains Published: 2017/10/11 17:26:40

High-speed trains made in Qingdao city, Shandong Province are ready for operation before Spring Festival in 2014. (Photo: China News Service/Xu Chongde) China's rail network has set one world record after another in the past five years. On Dec. 26, 2012, China launched the world's longest high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Guangzhou in southern Guangdong Province. On Sept. 21 this year, the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway increased to 350 kph, making it once again the world's fastest train service. With 22,000 kilometers currently in operation, the country has the most extensive high-speed rail network globally and is now bringing its advanced technology to the world.


Photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows the new bullet train named Fuxing running on the Beijing-Shanghai line. (Photo: China News Service/Chen Gang)


Photo taken on Sept. 8, 2016 shows train attendants in new uniforms ready for the launch of a new high-speed railway line in Xi'an city, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Yuan)


Photo taken in May 2016 shows the construction on the Beijing-Shenyang high-speed railway line. (Photo: China News Service/Song Jihe)


A bullet train on the assembly line in Tangshan city, North China's Hebei Province, Feb. 11, 2015. (Photo: China News Service/Yang Kejia)


A high-speed train passes a bridge in Beijing, Dec. 26, 2012. (Photo: China News Service/Cui Nan)


Performers dance as the first bullet train in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is launched on Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Wenhua)


A bride and a groom take a high-speed train at a railway station in Harbin city, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Sept. 9, 2017. The couple said they met each other on a train. (Photo: China News Service/Wang Shu)


A girl smiles while on a high-speed train in Chengdu city, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2016. (Photo: China News Service/An Yuan)



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