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New railway links major SW China cities

Updated: Jan 25,2018 3:06 PM     Xinhua

A crew member waits for passengers in the train at Guiyang North Railway Station in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan 25, 2018. A railway connecting Chongqing and Guiyang, two major cities in Southwest China opened on Jan 25. Designed for passenger trains running at a speed of 200 km per hour, the 347-km railway will improve traffic between China’s southwest and the rest of the country. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHONGQING/GUIYANG — A railway connecting Chongqing and Guiyang, two major cities in Southwest China, started operation Jan 25.

A bullet train left Chongqing Municipality for Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, at 8:50 am.

Designed for trains running at a speed of 200 km per hour, the 347-km rail line will cut travel time between Chongqing and Guiyang from the current 10 hours to 2 hours, and shorten travel time between Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, and Guiyang to 3.5 hours.

The railway will improve traffic between China’s southwest and booming southern areas.

Artists of Miao ethnic group perform to celebrate the opening of a railway connecting Chongqing and Guiyang in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan. 25, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A driver checks the operation of instruments before departure at Guiyang North Railway Station in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan 25, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members wait for passengers to board the train at Guiyang North Railway Station in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan 25, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members walk through a carriage at Guiyang North Railway Station in Guiyang, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, Jan 25, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

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