By Sharon Kwok
The world’s longest high-speed rail line, the Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway finally came into operation this week, marking another milestone in China’s infrastructure development.
The line consists of four main divisions: Beijing, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, and Guangzhou; with stops in 35 cities, including Hong Kong.
Running at an average speed of 300 km/h, the travel time of the 2,298 km from Beijing to Guangzhou is shortened to just 8 hours. According to Xinhua, a total of 155 pairs of trains will run every day.
A standard second-class seat costs 865 yuan, while a business-class seat costs 2727 yuan.