China Rail Goes High Speed
"The 120-km (75-mile) line will shuttle athletes and spectators between Beijing and neighbouring Tianjin, where Olympic football matches will be held."
"Trains will reach speeds of 350 km/h, cutting journey times between the cities from 70 to 30 minutes."
"Construction began on the new line in July 2005. It has cost a total of 21.5bn yuan ($3.1bn, £1.55bn), Railway Minister Wang Zhiguo said."