Mon, December 27, 2010
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New railway to open in eastern Hainan island

2010-12-27 09:54:22 GMT2010-12-27 17:54:22 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A bullet train runs during a trial operation on the East Ring Railway, or Donghuan Railway linking Haikou, capital of South China's island province Hainan and Sanya city, Dec 26, 2010. Built with a total investment of 20.2 billion yuan (about $3 billion), the railway skirts along the eastern coast of the island spanning a length of 308 kilometers. The trip between the two cities will take only 90 minutes, half the time of a trip by road. The railway will be put into use at the end of December or the beginning of January. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Dec 26 shows the Haikou East Station of the Donghuan Railway, in Haikou. [Photo/Xinhua]

A bullet train arrives at Sanya Station after a pilot run on the Donghuan Railway, Dec 26, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members on the train prepare gifts for the passengers, Dec 26, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A bullet train heads for Sanya on the Donghuan Railway linking Haikou, capital of South China's island province Hainan and Sanya city, Dec 26, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A bullet train runs during a trial operation on the East Ring Railway, or Donghuan Railway linking Haikou, capital of South China's island province Hainan and Sanya city, Dec 26, 2010. Built with a total investment of 20.2 billion yuan (about $3 billion), the railway skirts along the eastern coast of the island spanning a length of 308 kilometers. The trip between the two cities will take only 90 minutes, half the time of a trip by road. The railway will be put into use at the end of December or the beginning of January.

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