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China operating world's longest high high-speed railway network


December 7, 2010 - Beijing

Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun has claimed that his country is operating the world's longest and high high-speed railway network with a combined length totalling 7,531 kilometres.

English.news.cn quoted Liu as saying that China's high-speed railways have been operating well, with reliable equipment and a good safety record.

He made the remarks in Beijing at the 7th World Congress on High Speed Rail.

As a modern transportation method, high-speed trains can travel at speeds as high as 350 kilometers per hour, the report said.

Launched in 1992 by the International Unions of Railways (UIC), the congress exhibits the world's high-speed railway development, it added.

ANI

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