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
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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 Emily Arata

Guy Comes Out To His Friend Via Text, And The Response Is Brilliant

Chances are good your closest friends suspected you were gay long before you worked up the courage to tell them. Such is the case for Redditor ecg006, who finally came out to his best friend in a sort of underwhelming fairytale moment. Sexuality doesn’t change how your true best friend sees you. He’s only concerned with […]

World John Haltiwanger

3 Reasons The Doctors Who Treat Ebola Patients In Africa Are Heroes

Last night, New York City found itself panicking following the first confirmed diagnosis of Ebola within the city. The patient is a 33-year-old doctor, Craig Spencer, who recently returned to the United States from Guinea, one of the countries most heavily impacted by Ebola in West Africa. Spencer had been working in Guinea with Doctors […]

World Emily Arata

Canada Took US Media To School By The Way Ottawa Shootings Were Handled

In the wake of this week’s Ottawa shootings, many Americans find themselves wishing our country covered breaking news the way Canada does. In both newspapers and on television, Canadian media outlets dispelled rumors before taking them public and stuck to the facts. The Atlantic’s Polly Mosendz notes that Thursday’s morning papers showed a previously unseen […]

World Sean Levinson

Woman Lights Roommate On Fire After He Throws Out Her Spaghetti

A Florida woman reportedly set her roommate on fire because he threw out her food. According to Bay News 9, 33-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers of Clearwater was drinking with her roommate Carlos Ortiz, Jr., 42, when they got into a heated disagreement early Wednesday morning. Sellers threw nail polish remover on Ortiz and, using either […]

World Gillian Fuller

Guys Experiment By Asking People For Food, Only Homeless Man Shares

The guys behind YouTube prank channel OckTV had an idea for a surprisingly emotional new video. Unlike most of their other videos (which are pranks), this one would be a social experiment. Individually, they took to the streets of NYC and asked people who were eating if they’d be willing to share their food. Responses […]

Also On Elite

Sports

Bizarre Photo Making NFL Player Look Tiny Is Somehow Not Photoshopped

When a glitch in the latest Madden video game turned Christian Kirksey into a miniature version of himself, it was funny. Now, the glitch happened to Eddie Royal, but in real life. And it’s downright mindboggling. The picture, shown above, is a true-to-life image taken by San Diego Chargers team photographer Mike Nowak. Chargers.com managing […]

Politics

Why It’s Good That The Hong Kong Protests Have No Leaders

There is a fine line between decision makers and leaders. Hong Kong protesters provide a beautiful example of anarchism in practice. Though it is not explicitly an anarchist movement, it does hold qualities of anarchist political movements. There is a trio of decision makers; however, for many of the protesters, there is no leader they […]

World

There’s Actually A US Town With Absolutely No WiFi Or Cell Phones

If you’ve ever dreamed of a simpler lifestyle — say, one without cell phones and Internet — you needn’t move to Amish country to get a taste of life without modern conveniences. There is a town in West Virginia that has no WiFi access or cellular service – at all. Pocahontas County is in the National Radio […]

TV

Mathematician Uses Scientific Formulas To Predict Who Will Die On ‘GOT’

Characters are constantly dying in George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” series. And as fans, we’re all dying to know who’s going to be killed off next. One fan, who happens to be a mathematician, came up with a statistical model to predict who will be the next character to feel the chilly embrace of […]