China Rail Goes High Speed

<p>A new high-speed rail line has opened in China, just in time for the Olympics.</p>
August 6, 2008, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"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."

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Published on Friday, August 1, 2008 in BBC
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