Section of the High-speed Railway to Open by December
The Guangzhou-Shenzhen section of the railway was suppose to be operational during the Universiade but was suspended after the incident in Wenzhou. No reasons for the October suspension were given by railway officials.
Once testing is done and the railway is operational, the line will connect Shenzhen with Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan and other large major cities. A trip to Guangzhou will now take only 25 minutes while a trip to Wuhan will take 4 hours. When the 2,200 kilometer Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed railway opens next year, a trip to Beijing will only take about 8 hours .