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China High Speed Rail Breaks World Record

China’s latest high-speed train known as the “CRH380A” smashed the world record for the fastest passenger-capable train on Friday in the course of an operational evaluation, the Chinese Ministry of Railroads stated. The examination was broadcast live by state broadcaster CCTV.

The train had been tested to have reached an optimum velocity of 486.1 kilometres per hour on special tracks between the Zaozhuang city and Bengbu to the south, based on the Xinhua News Agency.

The Beijing-Shanghai line, as soon as finished, is envisioned to get the traveling period between the two cities down under 5 hours, making the train quicker than traveling by air in practical terms given that remote suburban airport terminal locations, security and boarding times contribute to the two and a half hour air travel.