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After Six Years , China Again Increases Maximum Speed Of Bullet Trains To 350 Kmph - Tollybeats

After Six Years , China Again Increases Maximum Speed Of Bullet Trains To 350 Kmph

Updated | September 21, 2017 18:26 IST

China has increased the maximum speed of its bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap

After the accident, the speed limit was reduced to 300 kilometres per hour. In July 2011, 40 people died in a high-speed train crash near Wenzhou. The acceleration cuts the 1,318-kilometre (819-mile) Beijing-Shanghai journey to 4 hours and 28 minutes, saving passengers nearly an hour.

Starting on Thursday, a total of 14 trains were running between Beijing and Shanghai at the higher speed daily, the official Xinhua news agency reported. "These trains are so popular that the tickets for today already sold out a week ago," Xinhua cited Huang Xin, an official with the China Railway Corporation, as saying.

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