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High-speed loop line starts operation in south China

Updated: Dec 30,2015 4:10 PM     Xinhua

A ceremony is held for the inauguration of the operation of the high-speed railway circling the Hainan island in south China’s Hainan province, Dec 30, 2015. The 345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan was 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.[Photo/Xinhua]

A steward arranges seats for passengers on a train at the Haikou Railway Station in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan province, Dec 30, 2015. The 345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan was 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.[Photo/Xinhua]

Steward arrange seats for passengers on a train at the Haikou Railway Station in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan province, Dec 30, 2015. The 345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan was 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. [Photo/Xinhua]

Steward prepare to get on a train at the Haikou Railway Station in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan province, Dec 30, 2015. The 345-km Western Ring Railway in Hainan was 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.[Photo/Xinhua]

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