Beijing, China (4E) – China is all set to open 2,298-kilometre world’s longest high-speed rail route on December 26 during the China’s Lunar New Year holiday period.
The date also coincides with the birth anniversary of Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
The route runs from Chinese capital Beijing to southern economic hub Guangzhou via Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha.
Once operational, the high-speed railway will allow its passengers to travel between north and south parts of the country in just eight hours.
Currently, it takes at least 22 hours to reach Guangzhou from Beijing.