Beijing-Harbin high-speed railway starts operation


A new high-speed railway section, running 192 km from Beijing to Chengde, in the neighboring Hebei Province, started operation on Jan. 22.

Combined with two previously opened sections, it marks the completion of the entire 1,198-km Beijing-Harbin high-speed railway. With a designated speed of 350 km per hour, the Beijing-Harbin high-speed railway partly built by CCCC, linking Beijing with Harbin in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, is expected to reduce the travel time from Beijing to Harbin to about five hours, around one and a half hours less than the previous fastest railway route. As an important part of China’s high-speed railway network, the route will facilitate travel between the country’s northeastern parts and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.