New Multi Section Rail to Shorten Travel Time from Shenzhen to Beijing
The entire length of a multi section high speed train line is scheduled to open by the end of the year. Once completed travel from Shenzhen to Beijing will take eight hours. The Ministry of Railways also announced high speed train services from Shenzhen to Wuhan will be extended north of Zhengzhou Station once the Wuhan Zhengzhou section opens this September.
The rail section from Zhengzhou and Anyang has passed speed tests of up to 350 kilometers per hour. Officials said that the tests on the 1,000 kilometers of the northern section of the Beijing Shenzhen rail between Wuhan and Beijing will be completed this year. experts say that the opening of the Beijing Shenzhen line will pose a threat to airlines and many residents are hoping that fares for the high speed trains will be cheaper that airfares.
Regular trains take around 24 to 29 hours to travel from Shenzhen to Beijing which charges 200 yuan per seat and 400 yuan for a hard sleeper. A plane trip takes three hours but cost 1,750 yuan of an economy seat.