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Thursday, April 22, 2010

China Rail System Goes Hi-Tech

China announced that they are embarking on the greatest expansion of their rail system ever with new High Speed Trains. Similar to the U.S. interstate highway system expansion of the 1950's and '60's and Japan's 20th Century Shinkansen Bullet train system or the high speed trains of Europe, the Chinese now have  multiple unit high speed trains pictured above. Called the "Harmony" series they will reach speeds of 185 miles per hour.The train from Beijing to Tianjin ferried  passengers in just 30 minutes which use to take over 2.5 hours by highway bus. From Beijing to Shanghai and reverse there is a train leaving every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 19:00 taking just 5 hours time. In the coming 3 years China has ear marked U.S. $300 billion dollars for railroad expansion including 13,000 kilometers of special lines for high speed trains which can run 185 miles per hour or more. For more information on the Trains of China contact us at We are China Tour Operators in Seattle doing Tours to China and Tibet only for over 25 years for individuals as well as Groups who come to us with special interests or special needs for their Travel to China.  Check out our web site at

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