Bullet train to link Beijing and Hong Kong in nine hours
During the first year of operation, it is estimated that 109,200 passengers per day will travel between Hong Kong and the mainland.
In nine hours and at a fare of about 1,000 yuan (USD 146), passengers will be able to travel from Beijing to Hong Kong via the much-awaited Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail when the Hong Kong section is put into use next month.
The current train journey between the capital and special administrative region takes about 24 hours, which will be slashed to about nine hours: eight hours on the Beijing West- Guangzhou South bullet train and 48 minutes from Guangzhou to Hong Kong along the new 26 km section.
It is estimated that 109,200 passengers per day will travel between Hong Kong and the mainland during the first year of operation.
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