Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Train Timetable Decided

Beijing, May 14 (QNA) - The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train operational timetable has been decided but it remains unclear whether luxury seats will be removed from trains on the route, according to a Ministry of Railways official.

Trains reached 300 kilometers per hour Wednesday, the first day of the one-month trial. The fastest train, which only stops once in Nanjing station, took four hours and 48 minutes. The slowest train, stopping at seven stations, took five hours and 30 minutes.

Trains will make a total of 90 journeys in each direction running at average hourly speeds of either 300 or 250 kilometers when commercial operation begins in June, a ministry press officer surnamed Wang told the Global Times on Thursday.

(QNA)

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QNA 1231 GMT 2011/05/14

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