More than 500 workers in Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province, took just three and a half hours to combine three separate railway lines. Working late at night, they combined the existing tracks to a new 210-mile high-speed rail line. When complete in 2019, the high-speed rail line will link the cities of Chongqing, Zhangjiajie and Changsha, cutting travel time along the route from 10 hours to just three. Infrastructure for high-speed trains, which are designed to travel at speeds of at least 155mph, have spread rapidly across China in the past decade. The network is set to cover 24,000 miles of track by 2025.
Jul 18, 2018