Starting today, a ticket for the new high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Nanjing will cost you 146 yuan (233RMB for first class), making the trip both intriguing and steeply uninviting. The new bullet train, starting operations on July 1 and traveling at a speed of 350 km per hour, will cut travel time between the two cities from two hours to 73 minutes, which, we assume, is meant to make up for the 56% increase in fare prices. Although, the new train system is supposed to mimic city buses, with five minute intervals between trains during peak hours, which could effectively turn Nanjing into a suburb of Shanghai. Officials have also said that prices could lower depending on market reactions. Commuters, we’re crossing our fingers.