Climb aboard China's new high speed train, a train which will eventually connect Urumqi to Beijing in 16 hours!
only 200km/h,how can it called "high speed"? at a so low speed,it cost 24 hours from the west to the east,who can bear so long a time,this program is toally a failure
are you kidding me? it ain't for rich people who have the money to burn. those can go fly instead. This is for the poor/middle class Chinese who usually have to travel for 2+ days to get home.
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+tiger ke Running around 200km/hr is a HUGE improvement over the current rail system, so nobody around here is complaining! I'm not sure what you would consider as "fast", but there are limits, especially when you're going through the windy Xinjiang and Gansu deserts.
a max speed 200kph is the international minimum definition of high speed rail
+sc5252 Technically, this railway is not even defined as "high speed railway" by the Chinese government according to the fact that the first letter of the train is D, representing "Dong Che", which is different from high speed railway. The real high speed railway trains in China such as Jing-Hu Highspeed (from Beijing to Shanghai) are named with the first letter G for "Gao Tie", which are able to travel at 350km/h. The D trains are designed to be faster than old trains but slower than G trains.
+Zhe Chen yes ! by China govt standard, must have max speed of 240 or 250kph(not sure), to be call high speed rail
Guess you come from small country, in India or China or Russia, traveling 20 hrs or more in a train is quite normal
Awesome! Good job, Josh! Wish we had an opportunity to experience this!
+Mike Kee welcome to china,now in china,most citys have high speed train