First commercial train leaves Shanghai for Beijing on high-speed railway

15:19, June 30, 2011      

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The first commercial bullet train left Shanghai at 3 p.m. Thursday, beginning a one-day tale of two cities on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway.

The 1,318-kilometer link, starting from Beijing and ending at Shanghai, chains together the country's prosperous Pan-Bohai and Yangtze River Delta economic zones, cutting the single-way time between the two cities to under five hours from two days half a century ago.

Source: Xinhua
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