China Launches Longest Rail Line: Travels More Than 1,400 Miles In Eight Hours.


high-speed-railSure beats the Acela.

China launched the world’s longest high-speed rail line this morning, as the first trains took off from Beijing to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the south, early this morning.

The 1,400-mile trip-roughly the distance from Boston to Miami-takes eight hours at a starting pace of 186 mph.

Previously, the fastest time between the two cities by train was more than 20 hours. Meanwhile, Amtrak trains from New York to Miami, a shorter distance, take nearly 30 hours. One-way tickets on China’s silver bullet start at $140 and run up to $470 for a VIP lounge. Read more at New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}