Photo taken on Dec. 30, 2019 shows the G8811 high-speed train bound for Taizicheng Railway Station at Beijing North Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 30, 2019. The high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in north China's Hebei Province went into service on Monday. Chongli railway, a branch line of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, also came into service. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, went into operation on Monday, the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. said.
The railway is 174 km long, with a maximum design speed of 350 kph. Ten stations are along the line.
It will reduce the travel time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou in north China's Hebei Province from currently over three hours to 47 minutes.
The railway underwent test runs earlier this month.