Photo taken on Oct. 8, 2012 shows the waiting room of the Dalian North Railway Station, a terminus of the new Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway, in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province. China on Monday tested the world's first alpine high-speed rail line, which threads through the country's three northeastern provinces. The new high-speed railway is expected to reduce travel time between Harbin and Dalian to four hours. The weather-proof CRH380B bullet trains serving the line can accomodate temperatures from minus 40 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius above zero. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
China tests world's fastest alpine railway
HARBIN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday showcased the world's first alpine high-speed rail line, which threads through the country's three northeastern provinces.
A test train departed from Harbin West Station, located in the capital of Heilongjiang Province, on Monday morning for Dalian, a port city in Liaoning Province.
With a trial speed averaging 300 km per hour, the train completed the 921-kilometer journey in about four hours. Full story