Fri, January 07, 2011
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Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway put into operation

2011-01-07 15:01:28 GMT2011-01-07 23:01:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A train travels on the newly-launched Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway in south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Che Yehua)

Cheerful passengers enjoy a premium trip on a train running on the newly-launched Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway in south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 7, 2011.(Xinhua/Che Yehua)

Jubilant construction workers attend the launching ceremony of the Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway in south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 7, 2011.(Xinhua/Che Yehua)

Passengers enjoy a premium trip in a compartment of a train travelling on the newly-launched Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity railway in south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Che Yehua)

The intercity rail line, with speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour, was put in operation Friday. It will shorten the travel time between Guangzhou and Zhuhai down to about 40 minutes.

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