A bullet train runs on the Wuhan-Jiujiang line in Ruichang west section, east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 21, 2017. The Wuhan-Jiujiang line, connecting Hubei's provincial capital Wuhan and Jiujiang City in east China's Jiangxi Province, started operation on Thursday. (Xinhua/Hu Guolin)
NANCHANG, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Operation of a new high-speed railway line started Thursday, linking two major railway lines in China.
The Wuhan-Jiujiang line, connecting Hubei's provincial capital Wuhan and Jiujiang City in east China's Jiangxi Province, stretches 224 km, with 17 stations along the line.
Currently, there are 26 round trips available on the line each day, including eight high-speed round trips, said an official with the Nanchang railway bureau.
The line links the Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Jiujiang high-speed railway lines, helping to cut travel time from Jiangxi Province to major cities like Beijing and Guangzhou.
It now takes only six hours and 17 minutes to travel from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi, to Beijing, compared with eight hours in the past.