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.