Hainan's 1st high-speed railway has test run

16:52, December 27, 2010      

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Donghuan High Speed Rail, the first high-speed railway on Hainan Isaland, had a test run on Dec. 26, 2010. Leaving from Haikou East Station, A China Railways high-speed train ran passed Wenchang, Qionghai, Wanning and Lingshui Yi Autonomous County and finally arrived at Sanya Station.

It took the train 90 minutes to finish the 308.11 km-long journey, with a maximum speed of 250 kph.  

As the largest infrastructure investment in Hainan's history, the rail was built using more than 200 billion yuan. It features extensive use of bridges and tunnels. After the opening, the rail and the Xihuan High Speed Railway will form an Express Railway around the island enabling tourists to enjoy the picturesque views of the island.

By People's Daily Online
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