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China operationalised world's longest bullet train line


China in the last week of December 2016 commenced operations of Shanghai-Kunming line, one of the world's longest high-speed railways.
●    The link joins the prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwestern part of the country.
●    The launch of the Shanghai-Kunming line signifies that China’s high-speed rail grid has taken shape and connects almost all provinces on the Chinese mainland.
●    The line is a part of the China Railway High-speed’s system of high-speed rail corridors, beginning in Shanghai and ending in Kunming.
●    The Shanghai-Kunming line is 2252 km in length.
●    The line is also the longest east-west high-speed railway in China.
●    It passes through five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan.
●    It cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 34 hours to 11 hours.