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China inaugurates high-speed Shanghai-Hangzhou rail line

Posted on October 26, 2010

[IMAGE]Chinese-high-speed-train-CRH380A-full-6.jpg[/IMAGE] SHANGHAI — On Tuesday, China inaugurated its high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, which will travel the 200 kilometers (126 miles) in 45 minutes, about half the time trains usually take to make the trip at their fastest speeds, according to the Associated Press. The CRH380 train, built in China with Chinese technology, has been clocked at almost 420 kilometers per hour (262 mph), a world speed record, though it will usually operate at a maximum speed of 350 kph (220 mph). To read the full story, click here.

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