Starting out from Beijing West Railway Station, David takes a quick look at how trains ran faster and gives you a brief overview of the many speed-up campaigns that eventually made the world's fastest train.
So the trains ran faster — but where and how? Explore more details, more stations, and more destinations. Whereas passengers of the 1970s travelled on slower trains from more humble stations, High Speed megahubs now dot the country.
When we talk about High Speed, most often, we think about the grand lines, such as the Beijing-Shanghai HSR. However, newer and faster trains are also popping up around suburban routes in China.
Wuqing is a station unique in the network. It was the first intermediate station in the world to serve trains actually running at 350 km/h. It's been expanded across the years, and is now in the midst of a mile of high-rises.