Bullet trains start operation between Beijing, Xiongan New Area

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-06 17:35:06|Editor: Yang Yi

Bullet train D6655, which runs from Beijing, capital of China, to Baoding City in Hebei Province, leaves the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing July 6, 2017. Two bullet trains began to travel from Beijing to Xiong'an New Area on Thursday, a trip of about 80 minutes from Beijing South Station to Baoding Station. China announced plans to establish Xiong'an New Area in April. Located some 100 kilometers southwest of downtown Beijing, Xiong'an New Area will mostly cover Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties in Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

SHIJIAZHUANG, July 6 (Xinhua) -- High-speed trains Thursday started operating between Beijing and Xiongan New Area, a new development area southwest of the capital, railway authorities said.

Two bullet trains will run daily between Beijing South Railway Station and Baoding, Hebei Province, near Xiongan New Area. A one-way trip takes 80 minutes.

The trains will facilitate travel between Beijing, Xiongan and neighboring cities.

China announced plans to establish Xiongan New Area in April.

Located some 100 km southwest of downtown Beijing, it will cover Hebei's Xiongxian, Rongcheng, and Anxin counties.

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