Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to lay tracks from June 19

13:00, July 19, 2010      

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Workers make preparations for laying the railway tracks of Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on July 17. At the northern trial section, from Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, to Bengbu, Anhui Orovince, rail tracks will be laid starting on July 19, and at the southern trail section, from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, to Benbu, rail tracks will be laid starting from mid August. And tracks for the total test section will be completed at the end of October. With a total length of 1,318 kilometers, the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail connects three municipalities, Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, and four provinces, including Hebei, Shangdong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It is one of China's longest passenger railway lines.

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