Two high-speed trains stop at the high-speed railway maintenance base in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Dec. 22, 2009. This base is one of the four high-speed train maintenance bases in China. The Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, a 1,068.6-kilometer passenger rail line linking Wuhan and Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, will be formally opened on Dec. 26. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)
BEIJING, Dec. 25 -- The Wuhan-Guangzhou high speed railway will go into operation Saturday with 28 passenger trains carrying an estimated 1,300 people. Travel time between Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei province, and Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong province, will be cut to only three hours.
The high speed rail link is nearly nine-hundred and 90 kilometers in length and is built to the highest technical standards. The stations along the line have distinct designs representing local styles and are built to be environmental-friendly with easy access for disabled people. Thursday, the first batch of five hundred passengers got to take a test ride.