China's new high speed rail network to halve travel time between Beijing and Shanghai.
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2011 17:07
|China is carrying out the final testing on its high speed rail network, linking the commercially important cities of Beijing and Shanghai. |
The new trains will cut the journey between the cities to nearly five hours, making them twice as fast as the existing trains.
The project cost more than $220bn, the sacking of the railways minister and four years of work to happen.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports aboard the bullet train.