Length of Beijing-HK rail network same as Equator

Fast and convenient: Passengers on board a high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai. —AP

BEIJING: THE Anqing-Jiujiang section of the planned Beijing-Hong Kong high-speed railway started operation on Thursday, bringing the total length of high-speed railway network in China to more than 40,000 kilometers – equivalent to the length of the equator.

Linking Anqing in Anhui province with Jiujiang in Jiangxi province, the new section started trial runs on Dec 1.

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