Thursday, August 07, 2008

China's New High Speed Rail

A week before the Olympic Games, China has launched its first super high-speed intercity rail route.

The 120-km (75-mile) line will shuttle athletes and spectators between Beijing and neighbouring Tianjin, where Olympic football matches will be held.

Trains will reach speeds of 350 km/h, cutting journey times between the cities from 70 to 30 minutes.

Project completed in 3 years!

BBC Video

Also, Chicago Mayor Daley takes a ride on Beijing's new metro system.


Brains said...

Does anyone else find high-speed trains sexy? The design is so damn sleak.

Alenjoe said...

Good brainy work......