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After China rail crash, ticket purchases drop

Posted on August 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a deadly accident, ticket sales on China's new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail are significantly decreasing, with some trains selling only 30 percent of their seats, state media told AFP.

The rail line has suffered multiple delays after power shortages caused by lightning, corruption scandals and the July 23 collision, which has riders concerned about the safety of the high-speed network. For the full story, click here.

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