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345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan hits the tracks

Updated: Dec 30,2015 7:51 AM     Xinhua

A test train runs on the Western Ring Railway in South China’s island province Hainan, Dec 29, 2015. The 345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan will be put into operation on Dec 30, completing the world’s first high-speed train line circling an island. The western stretch, with a designed speed of 200 km per hour, has 16 stops in six cities and counties, linking provincial capital Haikou with Sanya, a tropical tourist spot. With a land area of 35,400 square km, Hainan is slightly larger than Belgium. A popular destination for beach lovers, it is expected to receive 47 million visitors this year.[Photo/Xinhua]

A test train runs on the Western Ring Railway in South China’s island province Hainan, Dec 29, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

A test train runs on the Western Ring Railway in South China’s island province Hainan, Dec 29, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

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