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Train journey into history (3)

By Zhao Lei (China Daily)

08:33, December 27, 2012

In China's rail system, a "K" designation indicates that the train bearing it runs at an ordinary speed. "D" means a train can travel faster than 200 km/h and "G" trains surpass 300 km/h, said an official with the Ministry of Railways

"The trains and stations are very advanced, featuring cutting-edge technology and passenger-centered equipment. And thanks to the Internet, buying a ticket is also much more convenient than before," she said.

Wang Hui, deputy dean of Shijiazhuang Tiedao University's School of Economics and Management said the train signals a new era.

"The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway connects the economic area around Beijing with the Pearl River Delta.

"Considering the population and levels of development of the two economic zones, they are undoubtedly important engines for China's economy, therefore improving the transport system will definitely increase exchanges between the two in terms of investment, talent and information."

Tian Xuebin, an economic researcher at Hebei University of Economics and Business, said the new link will advance the economic integration of cities along the line, help optimize their industries and bring more opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Railways has retained cheaper, but slower, train services on the old Beijing-Guangzhou line for those who can't afford the comparatively expensive tickets on the new line.

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