The Shanghai to Hangzhou Highspeed Train will officially launch at the later half of October, 2010. Today, the headline news is, the train experimented to run at 416.6 km/hour (259 miles/hour).
At commercial operation, the train will link Shanghai and Hangzhou. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Hangzhou from Shanghai Hong Qiao Railway Station, running at 350 km/hour (217 miles/hour). The current D-Train, the fastest, is about 2 hours.
It seems we can take the high-speed train for our meeting in early November in Hangzhou.
I am embarrassed that, as a blogger, I still didn’t experienced the new high-speed train. Before I am aware of it, the high-speed train system has run 7055 km. Well. When did I first heard of the concept of high-speed train in China? 5 years ago, I guess.
I will send back report when I personally experience it.
I do have two photos to share. It is taken on the way back from Weihai to Shanghai.
I GUESS, the photo below is picture of a station along the train line.
Below is the bird’s view of the line. I GUESS it is the highspeed train line because – it is very straight – to keep it as straight as possible so trains can run really fast, and it is all the way elevated.
Now the speed of the D-train is at parity with Maglev, does it mean Maglev is the thing in the past?
Awesome, can’t believe it’s that fast :)