Tue, October 26, 2010
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Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway begins operation

2010-10-26 01:31:18 GMT2010-10-26 09:31:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A train runs on Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway during its trial operation, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2010. The train CRH380A, setting a new speed record of 416.6 kilometers per hour, will make its debut operation officially at the end of this month. The ticket prices and the operation time table will be released this week. (Xinhua File Photo)

A train leaves Hongqiao station of Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway during its trial operation, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2010. The train CRH380A, setting a new speed record of 416.6 kilometers per hour, will make its debut operation officially at the end of this month. The ticket prices and the operation time table will be released this week. (Xinhua File Photo)

A train stops at Hongqiao station of Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2010. The train CRH380A, setting a new speed record of 416.6 kilometers per hour, will make its debut operation officially at the end of this month. The ticket prices and the operation time table will be released this week. (Xinhua File Photo)

A train stops at Hongqiao station of Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2010. The train CRH380A, setting a new speed record of 416.6 kilometers per hour, will make its debut operation officially at the end of this month. The ticket prices and the operation time table will be released this week. (Xinhua File Photo)

Passengers on the first train running from Hangzhou to Shanghai on the high-speed railway linking the two cities, Oct 26, 2010. Two CRH380A trains depart simultaneously from Hangzhou Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on Tuesday morning. (Photo/Xinhua)

A woman buys train tickets for high-speed railway linking Shanghai and Hangzhou, at the Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 25, 2010.

A passenger takes a photo of her friend on a train on Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway, Oct 25, 2010.

SHANGHAI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- China put another high-speed railway into operation Tuesday morning, which links Shanghai, the country's economic hub, and Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province.

The train is designed to run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour on the 202-kilometer-long railway. A one-way journey previously took two hours. But the new train shortens that to less than 40 minutes.

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