China plans to open high-speed rail link in 2010

Posted on August 11, 2003

China is planning to open the entire section of a new multi-billion dollar high-speed rail line between Beijing and Shanghai in 2010, not in 2008, as had been anticipated, reported the Agence France Presse. The Chinese government is hoping to start up the entire 813-mile line in time for the world exposition in Shanghai in 2010 said the news service. China is likely to put the project out to internationally for tender and is not expected to pick the contractor until early next year. Last month, Chinese media reported that China was "more than 90 percent certain" to choose Japan's bullet-train technology to build the line.

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