China's ranks first in high-speed railway mileage

15:55, July 29, 2010      

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The Chinese mainland's length of high-speed railways in operation has now reached 6,900 kilometers, ranking first in the world, and the length of high-speed railways under construction has reached 10,000-plus kilometers, according to the "Seventh World High-speed Railway Conference" held by the Ministry of Railways on July 28.

The high-speed railway lines, including the Beijing-Tianjin, Wuhan-Guangzhou, Zhengzhou-Xi'an and Shanghai-Nanjing lines, are all in operation and running at speeds of 350 kilometers an hour, making them the fastest in the world.

According to the plan and current construction progress, the total length of high-speed railways in China will exceed 13,000 kilometers by 2012 and will exceed 16,000 kilometers by 2020.

By Zhang Qian , People's Daily Online

(Editor:张茜)

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