|Stamp Title:||Shanghai High-Speed Railway|
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|Date of Issue:||2012-03-14|
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The Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway was officially put into commercial service on June 30, 2011. As an important integral part of China's "four vertical and four horizontal" high-speed rail network, it is the world's longest high-speed line ever constructed in a single phase, meeting the world's highest technological standard. The 1,318-km line spans seven provinces and municipalities from Beijing to Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Shanghai, and links China's two most promising economic centers – Bohai Economic Rim and Yangtze River Delta. Its originally planned operation speed was 350 km/h, but in the initial stage it will operate 300 km/h and 250 km/h trains, with the minimum travel time being only 4 hours and 48 minutes. The operation of the high-speed railway plays a vital role in perfecting China's comprehensive transportation system, propelling coordinated development of regional economy, and improving transportation conditions for people living along the line.
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