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Tickets on sale for world's longest high-speed rail


08:28, December 21, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tickets for the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail line, the world's longest of the kind, went on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ticket prices for the 2,298-km new route range from 865 yuan (137.3 U.S. dollars) to 2,727 yuan, based on the speed of the train and the seat class.

The new route, which will be in service from Dec. 26, is expected to cut travel times between the two metropolises from 22 hours to around eight.

Tickets can be bought in advance at ticket offices, online ticketing system ( or through telephone booking (95105105).

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