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"Expo Journey of Harmony" Railway initiated in Shanghai

2009-04-30 10:20:50 GMT2009-04-30 18:20:50 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, April 30 -- The "Expo Journey of Harmony" railway had its opening ceremony Tuesday at Shanghai Railway Station. The trains will use that name until October 31, 2010.

The trains are a group of carriages that stop and start faster than conventional trains. They will shuttle from Shanghai Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station.

Passengers can take a visual tour by watching displays and videos about the Shanghai Expo.

Soundbite: Zhou Hanmin, deputy director of the executive committee of Shanghai Expo

"Through this mobile publicity, people in Beijing, Shanghai and coastal cities can learn more about the Expo and take a more active part in it. I think that's very significant."

The Railway Department has forecast that, by the end of the Shanghai Expo, about 1.3 million people would take the railway. About 100,000 are expected to be overseas visitors.

Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from Shanghai.

(Source: XHTV)

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