Test Runs for Beijing Shenzhen High Speed Rail to Start Next Month
The anticipated Beijing Shenzhen high speed rail line is said to open by the end of the year although no reports on when the start of the test runs will happen. The rail line will reduce trips from Beijing to Shenzhen from 24 hours down to nine hours.
In mid September trails on the final section of the Shijizhuang and Beijing line in Hebei started this means that final test for the whole 2,210 kilometer line night begin December 20. Although this reports are not confirmed as railway operators said that they have yet to discuss the schedules for the trials for the whole line but confirmed that the line will be operational before the year ends. The 294 billion yuan railway project will connect 28 cities in Henan, Hubei, Hebei, Guangdong and Hunan Provinces and ends in Hong Kong once the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Line opens in 2015.
The high speed line will have four sections namely the Beijing to Shijiazhuang section, the Shijiazhuang to Wuhan, then Wuhan to Guangzhou and lastly the Guangzhou to Shenzhen section. Trial runs could begin next month and will greatly reduce travel time from Guangzhou to Beijing to around eight hours.