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BEIJING: China has successfully conducted a test run of the world's longest high-speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou, ahead of the launch of the 2,298-km-long line on December 26.
Running at an average speed of 300 km per hour, it only took two-and-a-half hours for the train yesterday to cover the 693 km distance from Beijing to Zhengzhou, the northern section of the whole route that links the country's capital and the southern economic hub.
The railway authorities have taken a string of targeted measures to guarantee a safe trip, such as intensifying the maintenance of fixed equipment and mobile devices on board and improving the control system to address possible problems under extreme weather, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying.
With a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h) the Acela Express is the only service in North America that exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation's 125 mph (201 km/h) definition of high speed rail. The Acela achieves an average speed (including stops) of 80 mph (129 km/h) between Washington and New York; maximum speed is 150 mph (241 km/h) on two sections of track in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
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That's not really too much faster than technology that's been around for years .