The world’s longest high-speed rail line opened in China from Beijing to Guangzhou. The train travels at 186 miles per hour. Journey time for the 2,285 Km (1,428-miles) is shortened from 20- to 8 hours. Among 35 the stops the provincial capitals Shijiazhuang, Wuhan and Changsha are included. According to the Xinhua News Agency, citing the Ministry of Railways, more than 150 pairs of high-speed trains will by Browse to Save” href=”http://freshadda.com/images_adda/high_speed_rail_china/”>run on the new line every day. The government plans a grid of high-speed railways with four east-west lines and four north-south lines by 2020 as an essential part in China’s transportation system. The new line brings the total by Browse to Save” href=”http://freshadda.com/images_adda/high_speed_rail_china/”>distance covered by China’s high-speed railway system to more than 5,800 miles (9,300 Km) – about half its 2015 target of 18,000 km (11,250 miles).