High-Speed Train to Cut Guangzhou-Hong Kong Journey to 48 Minutes

The exceptionally expected Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Connection (XRL) is booked for a trial from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by the center of this current year, as indicated by a CCTV News report. The course will be completely operational by late 2018.

When open, a prepare ride from Guangzhou South Railroad Station to West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong will take a simple 48 minutes, while the excursion from Shenzhen Futian Station, the world’s second biggest underground railroad station, will take 15 minutes.

Presently, the excursion from Guangzhou East Railroad Station to Hung Hom Station in Hong Kong takes around two hours.

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong XRL, additionally referred to in Chinese as Guangshen’gang gaotie, is a piece of the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong XRL worked by China Railroad. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen fragment has been running since 2011, though the Shenzhen (Futian) – Hong Kong (Kowloon) association is in its last period of development.

As per MTR, the Hong Kong rail route organization responsible for developing the Hong Kong-Shenzhen segment of the railroad, the undertaking was nearing 87 percent finish toward the finish of 2016. The principal test prepare touched base in Hong Kong in September, 2016, and a moment prepare maneuvered into Kowloon in January of this current year.

The Guangzhou-Hong Kong express rail is 145 kilometers long, with seven stops: Guangzhou South, Qingshen (Guangzhou), Humen (Dongguan), Guangmingcheng (Shenzhen), Shenzhen North, Futian and West Kowloon.

The projectile trains running on the express rail have gone as high as 487 kilometers for every hour in trials, with 275 kilometers for each hour being the most minimal speed, which is speedier than the speed at which a jetliner normally takes off.

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