World’s first high-speed railway through mountains opens in China
The rail line running across the complex landscape of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan provinces is the world’s first high-speed railway in a mountainous region.
It is 648 kilometers long, with a design speed of 250 kilometers per hour and a total investment of 78 billion yuan (about 11.1 billion U.S. dollars).
There are 24 stations along the line.
Sales of tickets for the railway line began on December 14.
Source: CGTN Update: November 19, 2019