Web Editor:國際日報 International Daily News
China has added a new high-speed rail in its coastal province, Shandong, allowing passengers to reach their destinations in shorter travel time.
The 125.97-kilometer-long railway was officially put into operation on Thursday, connecting Shandong's four cities of Weifang, Changyi, Pingdu and Laixi.
With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the speed in initial operation period has reached 300 km per hour.
The travel time between Jinan, the capital city of Shandong, and Yantai City has been significantly reduced from 2 hours 21 minutes to 1 hour 46 minutes, and to Weihai shortening by 33 minutes.
"The Weifang-Laixi High Speed Railway connects with the Jinan-Qingdao High-Speed Railway in the west, and the Qingdao-Rongcheng Intercity Railway in the east. It also will connect with the Laixi-Rongcheng High-Speed Railway, which is currently under construction. It shortens travel time from Jinan to other areas like Weihai and Yantai, and accelerates the interconnection between the provincial capital economic rim and the peninsular economic rim," said Liu Jiemin, general manager of the Shandong Weifang-Laixi High Speed Railway Company.