High-Speed Rail Network To Be Doubled

Mark Stone at Sky News spoke to passengers on China’s high-speed trains about the country’s growing rail network. In the coming years, the Chinese leadership plans to double the country’s high-speed rail network, which has already reached a total length of over 12,000 kilometers by the end of last year.

Sitting in a fully reclining airline-style seat is businessman Paul Zhou.

He said: “Our country is building an entire high-speed rail system and it has made our travel easier.

“It has shortened the journey between cities. It helps a lot on our work and life.

[...] Another passenger, Zhao Changhua, is an office worker from the city of Jinan. She has just started commuting to Shanghai for work – a distance of 535 miles, but a journey time of just four hours.

She told Sky News: “It’s very comfortable. It’s convenient and fast. I’m very proud of it.

“It’s the result of the fast development of our country’s technology. It has given great benefits to our lives. [Source]

Read more about China’s high-speed rail via CDT.

January 14, 2014 2:55 PM
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