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

Also On Elite

World

Innovating For A Better World: Woman Transforms Bus Into Shower Hub For Homeless People

LavaMae is a new non-profit organization that transforms unused, old city buses into fully functioning showers for homeless people to use. LavaMae is a play on the phrase “lavame,” which means “wash me” in Spanish. Founder Doniece Sandoval believes that everybody has a right to be clean, referencing San Francisco’s 6,436 homeless residents who only have seven […]

Humor

4 Horrifying Vines That Prove You’re Never Safe At Home

Pretty sure there’s nothing more terrifying than coming home to an empty house, pouring yourself an outrageously big cocktail, ordering $35 worth of delivery — for yourself – and settling in to a jam-packed night of reality TV and epic thrillers when all of a sudden something creeks and cracks. It’s enough to make you sh*t […]

World

This 19-Year-Old College Cheerleader Kills Threatened Safari Animals, And People Are Pissed

Aside from cheerleading, 19-year-old Kendall Jones’ hobbies involve hunting for and killing threatened animals and posting the photo evidence of the dead animals onto her Facebook page, Kendall Takes Wild. Jones, a blonde cheerleader from Texas Tech University, takes pride in hunting big African game, including lions, tigers, buffalos, leopards and rhinos — including a […]