Meet again dear friend and visitor. Now is time for the latest news from my city again. Today i want to share and inform you about our new passenger transportation mode is being tested yesterday. The mode of transportation is High Speed Railway Train, connected from my city to the central north of China, Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province.
First i want to introduce you, the distance between my city to the Wuhan city is about 1.068 km. Usually if we go by train it will takes around 10 hours. So by this new high speed train it only takes around 3 hours, because the train is running on around 350km/h. I my self is not yet tried this train, but i will try it later when i get my vacation days hihihi...
The other information i got is that to setup this train and railway linking between Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province and Guangdong's capital Guangzhou city take costs about 116.6 billion yuan (about 17 billion US dollars) and its shortens the 10.5-hour trip between Wuhan and Guangzhou to three hours. The question is with that large amount of money, how much it cost for each passenger to pay for the ticket? The answer is that the ticket prices have not been published yet. But, according to the earlier reports said it might be around 500 yuan ($73), double from the current berth ticket price. The trial operation of the high speed railway train will be on December 20, according to the official said.
A successful operation of the high-speed railway of more than 1,000 km will help demonstrate China's technological strength ... and appeal to countries like Russia, India and the United States, which also have broad territories and a plan for building high-speed railways and they have expressed interest in working with China. Other countries with has advanced high-speed railway technology, such as Germany, Japan and France, do not carry passengers over the same distance as China's railway did.
According to a blueprint by the Ministry of Railway, the mainland will build 16,000 km of high-speed railway by 2020, with trains running at 350km/h, over 80% of the current network of airlines by 2020 to offer passengers a cheaper cost, and more reliable ride. It wants to cover 70 percent of the country's key cities.
China is in a fervor of improving its railway system amid transportation pressure. As planned, it will build high-speed passenger rail lines with a total length of 13,000 kilometers in the three years. The next step after this are by 2012, 42 high-speed railway links amounting to 13,000 km will be finished, of which 5,000 km will be operated at 250km/h, while 8,000 km will run at 350km/h.
Ok, dear that's all the latest news, see you again on my next post, byeee...
Picture and Source China Daily