High-speed rail used to transport troops for first time

15:32, July 19, 2011      

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On July 16, a white G224 train started at Qingdao station, where its passengers were transferred to a high-speed train at Jinan station, which then headed to Shanghai. These were no ordinary passengers. They were hundreds of officers and servicemen of the first army unit to travel by high speed rail.

The troops were assembled at the appointed areas of rail station and got on from the front and the back of the train. The whole boarding process was finished within three minutes. The train arrived in Shanghai at 1:34 p.m., four hours faster than the normal bullet train.

The use of high-speed rail in military transportation keeps pace with the development of railway, and it is also a successful trial to boost the efficiency of military deployment, said Yang Tonghai, a political commissar of the Jinan military region.

By People's Daily Online

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