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Trains from Lhasa to Shigatse to Open in September
The construction of Lhasa-Shigatse railway comes to its end phase, and the trains between the two cities will be put into operation in the coming September. The 157 miles (253 km) long extension line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Lhasa, traveling through the picturesque Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley, and finally reaches Shigatse. At that time, trains from Lhasa to Shigatse run at a highest speed of 75m/h (120km/h), and will shorten the 7-hour bus ride to 2 hours by rail. As the open of Lhasa-Shigatse railway, more rail routes from Shigatse to the China-Nepal and China-India borders will also be expected to be built in the near future.
New Bullet Trains Open on July 1, 2014
The Chinese railway has adopted a new diagram from July 1, 2014. 60 more rail routes have been put into service and 53 are bullet trains. The new bullet trains from Chengdu to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Fuzhou shorten the journeys to 15 hours, 15 hours and 20 minutes, and 15 hours and 12 minutes, respectively. More bullet trains are available from Chengdu to Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Hankou and Lichuan, and from Chongqing to Shanghai, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Hankou, Wuhan and Yichang. New high-speed railway service from Beijing to Xiamen shortens the journey from 32 hours to 13 hours. More highs-speed rail services are available from Beijing to Taiyuan, Nanning, Guiyang and Jinan. The Xian-Taiyuan high-speed railway service is also put into service from July 1, which shortens the trip from 10 hours to 3.5 hours. Visitors now are able to reach Pingyao Old City from Xian within 3 hours.
What’s more, the Lanzhou-Urumqi high-speed rail is going to be put into use by the end of 2014. At that time, passengers will reach Urumqi within 8 hours.