China to Run Fastest Bullet Train From Beijing to Shanghai
The 778 mile trip will only take four and a half hours.
China is set to run its fastest bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai at 350 kilometers per hour (217.5 miles per hour), covering 1,250 kilometers (778 miles) in the fastest time ever.
Starting September 1, the previous six hour trip will only take travelers four and a half hours to travel from the Chinese capital to the country's business hub.
The new generation bullet train, the Fuxing, will be the world's fastest commercially-used bullet train in China, the Railway Corporation said. The new generation can move up to 400 kilometers per hour and have been tested for safety and reliability at these top speeds.
China had begun using bullet trains back in 2008, toping speeds as high as 350 miles per hour when major accident happened in July 2011. Forty people were killed and over 190 others were injured in the accident resulting in a speed decrease for the trains.
The Fuxing will take the high-speed trip from Beijing to Shanghai seven times a day, according to the China Academy of Engineering.