China Unveils World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line That Stretches 1,400 Miles

China Unveils World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line That Stretches 1,400 Miles
World

The world’s longest high-speed rail line has hosted its first trains, as the 1,400-mile stretch of track in China is looking to change the way poeple commute in the country.

The commuter rail line will more than cut travel time in half for those traveling between the country’s capital of Beijing and Guangzhou, one of the largest cities in the nation.

The first train along the 1,400 mile track left from Beijing at 9 AM with a train heading in the opposite direction an hour later.

Trains on the line will travel at 186 mph with the journey taking around eight hours.

Prior to the building of the world’s longest high-speed rail line, the fastest journey between the two cities was still more than 20 hours.

There are stops in other major cities including provincial capitals Shijiazhuang, Wuhan and Changsha, along the route.

The line will eventually host over 150 trains per day, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

James Gilbert | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

James Gilbert

World news writer James Gilbert is one of the oldest on the Elite Daily writing staff, as he is a borderline Gen Y member. Being considered the dinosaur of the group, he is constantly asked about historical time periods he did not actually live through. All and all, James Gilbert brings that dynamic and balance to the team, rounding out Elite Daily’s Voltron (or that thing the Power Rangers formed for you young whippersnappers.)

More In World

World Sean Levinson

Man Fakes Own Kidnapping, Mother Refuses To Pay $200 Ransom

25-year-old Zachary Logsdon of Tennessee needed cash for drugs so he asked his mom. He knew she wouldn’t give it to him if he revealed it was for heroin and painkillers, however, so he told her on April 18 that he’d been kidnapped and would be killed if she didn’t leave a $200 ransom. She […]

Also On Elite

TV

Dracarys! The 18 Times Daenerys Targaryen Proved She Is A Boss Ass Bitch

It is no surprise that Daenerys Targaryen of “Game Of Thrones,” also known as Khaleesi, is a fan favorite. She is beautiful, smart and refuses to take sh*t from anybody. Although, at times, she may not know exactly what she is doing, she is intuitive and trusts her instincts. As a natural born leader, the mother […]

Wellness

In Defense Of Pushovers: 4 Inner Strengths That Pushovers Actually Have

Let’s be honest: No one wants to be called a “pushover.” The general connotation of the term doesn’t make it a desirable label for anyone. I mean, the word itself sounds demeaning, even without a description (“push” and “over” combine to make it explicitly clear that this is a person who is easily knocked down). By conversational standards, […]

Motivation

The 6 Stages Of Running A Marathon And How They Correspond To Your Life

“Life’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon” was one of the first signs I saw as I started running the LA Marathon a few weeks ago. This saying got me thinking (and I had more than four hours worth of thinking ahead of me) about how the different stages of a marathon, in many ways, parallel life’s […]

Humor

Do Guys And Girls Really Play Video Games That Differently? (Video)

The difference between the sexes is a delicate topic in the video game world, with many “girl gamers” finding it difficult to be taken seriously by the traditionally male fan base. While we may have a number of preconceived notions about how each gender experiences video games, this video shows that maybe we’re not so […]