The bullet train is undergoes tests in the Yiwu section of Hangzhou-Changsha high-speed railway in Yiwu city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 3, 2014. The 933-kilometer high-speed railway linking Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, and Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan province, will be put into service at the end of this year. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)
The Hunan section of the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed rail is warming up for its official launch scheduled for the end of the year, Changsha Evening News reported.
The west line of Hangzhou-Changsha section, that is the Changsha-Nanchang part of the rail, is undergoing test runs and will officially open by the end of August. Meanwhile, the Changsha-Kunming section is about to start a trial run.
The test run of the Changsha-Nanchang part of high-speed rail started July 25. All the stations along this line have been ready for service. Now it will only take 102 minutes from Changsha to Nanchang, almost two hours faster than before.