New railway plan to speed up travel on some routes
A new railway operating plan will be implemented starting April 10, China Railway Corporation said Friday.
Under the new plan, Fuxing bullet trains will be operating between Beijing and Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, reducing the travel time to within three hours, nearly an hour shorter than before, it said.
High-speed passenger trains will also be used between Beijing and Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, cutting the travel time by 50 minutes to nearly 7.5 hours.
For the first time, Lanzhou and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, will be connected by bullet trains, with the travel time to shorten to about six hours and 50 minutes, about five hours less than before.