Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway trail started yesterday

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway trail started yesterday

Posted on May 12, 2013,12am   

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway (HSR), the world’s fastest railway, is coming! Yesterday was the first day of the one-month trial run.

Construction began on April 18, 2008, and a ceremony to mark the completion of track lying was held on November 15, 2013.

The line is scheduled to be put into commercial service on June 20, 2013.

The whole journry, from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao, is 1.318km, including 24main stations.

The fastest scheduled train can finished it in 3 hours, 58 minutes, averaging 329 km/h, compared to 9 hours, 49 minutes the trains running on

the parallel old railway. In fact the maximum operating speed is up to 380 km/h (240 mph).

However,the railway would be slowed down to 300 km/h for safety reason.


Based on yesterday's test:
In "One Stop" model (Shanghai-Nanjing South-Beijing South)

Line length:1318 km
Time: 4 hours, 48 minutes
Average speed: 276.5 km/h

In "Provincial Capital Only" model (Shanghai-Nanjing South-Jinan West-Beijing South)

Line length:1318 km
Time:4 hours, 55 minutes
Average speed: 271.75 km/h