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/ SocietyShanghai-Kunming high-speed rail in full operationchinadaily.com.cn|2016-12-28 15:14Train attendants take a selfie to mark the full operation of Shanghai-Kunming high-speed rail in Kunming, Southwest Chinas Yunnan province on Wednesday. [Photo by Zou Hong /chinadaily.com.cn]A major national high-speed railway line, Shanghai-Kunming high-speed rail, which links Chinas coastal and inland areas, began operating fully on Wednesday.The 2,264-kilometer railway, stretching from the coastal city of Shanghai in the east, to Kunming, capital of Southwest Chinas Yunnan province, boasts the longest high-speed railway spanning the country.The Guizhou west section between Kunming and Guiyang, the last section of the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, began operating on Wednesday, marking the completion of the entire railway project.The Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, or Hukun high-speed railway, is made of three sections: the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway, Hangzhou-Changsha high-speed railway and Changsha-Kunming high-speed railway.The high-speed rail connects a dozen tourist destinations, including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, Guiyang and Kunming.The high-speed rail cuts Shanghai-Kunming travel time from 34 to 11 hours.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next PagePhotoShanghai-Kunming high-speed rail in full operationFuturistic manned robot takes first steps in South KoreaYear-ender: Chinas sporting highs and lows in 2016The stories that made our yearTop 10 breakthrough brands for 2017Huge rooster-shaped snow figure to welcome the New YearRelated StoriesChinas major east-west high-speed railway starts operationFirst railway funded by private capital begins construction in ZhejiangConstruction of China-Laos railway officially commencesRailway workers undertake maintenance in BaotouRailway trainees in Kenya learn the nuts and bolts of operationsBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US