High-speed railway to open in northeast China

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2015-09-30 16:36 Updated : 2015-09-30 16:36
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China will open a new high-speed rail line to link Hunchun, which borders North Korea and Russia, and Jilin, both in Jilin province, Sunday.

The Jilin-Tumen-Hunchun High-speed Railway will be the first passenger rail line to Hunchun, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC) Friday.
It will extend 360 kilometers with nine stations and run at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour, CRC officials said.

The new railway is expected to improve the transportation network in northeast China, boost regional economic development and facilitate unity among ethnic communities, they said.

The project broke ground in 2011 and was put into trial operation in August this year.

By Ruchi Singh