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A Fast Train to the Future
Over the past 60 years, a growing economy has allowed China to establish a modern rail network crisscrossing the whole country
- Main Indicators of Chinese Railway in 2008
- On an Innovative Track
The three inter-city express passenger railways link cities in the Bohai Sea rim region, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta.
The 'Four Horizontals' The 'Four Verticals'
1. Beijing-Shanghai, with total mileage of 1,318 km, links the two economic regions around the Bohai Sea and the Yangtze River Delta.

2. Beijing-Wuhan-Guangzhou-Shenzhen, with total mileage of 2,260 km, links north and south China.

3. Beijing-Shenyang-Harbin, with total mileage of 1,700 km, links northeast China with the area inside Shanhaiguan.

4. Hangzhou-Ningbo-Fuzhou-Shenzhen, with total mileage of 1,600 km, links the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and southeast coastal areas.
1. Xuzhou-Zhengzhou-Lanzhou, with total mileage of 1,400 km, links northwest and east China.

2. Hangzhou-Nanchang-Changsha, with total mileage of 880 km, links central and east China

3. Qingdao-Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan, with total mileage of 770 km, links north and east China.

4. Nanjing-Wuhan-Chongqing-Chengdu, with total mileage of 1,600 km, links southwest and east China.
Express rails Express passenger railways in China include the “Four Verticals and Four Horizontals” and three inter-city systems with speed exceeding 200 km per hour.
Top 10 landmark railways
Beijing-Kowloon Railway
Baoji-Chengdu Railway
Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Longhai Railway
Beijing-Qinhuangdao Railway
Nanning-Kunming Railway
Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway
Beijing-Tianjin Railway
Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway
Beijing-Shanghai Railway
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