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World's longest bullet train line: All you need to know

China started operations of one of the world's longest high-speed railways that links the country's prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwestern part of the country.


World's longest bullet train line: All you need to know
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Beijing: China started operations of one of the world's longest high-speed railways that links the country's prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwestern part of the country.

Here's all you need to know about China's Shanghai-Kunming bullet train line.

- The Shanghai-Kunming line -- 2,252 km in length.

- It traverses the five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan.

- It cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 34 to 11 hours.

- The maximum speed is 330 km per hour.

- The line is also the longest east-west high-speed railway in China.

- A longer rail line stretching north to south is the 2,298-km Beijing-Guangzhou line, put into operation in 2012.

- China has built more than 20,000 km of high-speed rail lines.

With PTI Inputs

From Zee News

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