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High-speed railway opens in NE China

(Xinhua)    18:59, September 01, 2015

SHENYANG, Sept. 1 -- China on Tuesday opened a new high-speed rail (HSR) line to link Dandong, which borders the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The Shenyang-Dandong Highway Railway will cut the train-travel time between the two cities to about 1 hour from 3 and a half hours, according to the Shenyang Railway Administration.

Trains on the 208-km line will run at a speed of 250 km/h.

Officials with the Liaoning provincial development and reform commission say the HSR will facilitate travel, unlock economic potential and enhance China-DPRK transportation capability.

More than 10,000 people visit DPRK via Dandong, the largest Chinese city bordering DPRK, each year. In May, a train tour to DPRK via Dandong was launched to cater to the Chinese tourists' rising interest in the neighboring country.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)

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