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China breaks high-speed train record

Friday, December 03, 2010 - 01:00

Dec. 3 - A Chinese high-speed train breaks the world's operational speed record on its test run, hitting 468.1 kilometres-per-hour. Ian Lee reports.

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Superman might have a little competition with this new train in China. -- that's the RH 3808. And while that isn't the most glamorous name it's the world's fastest operational train. Hitting just over 486. Kilometers per hour. -- service Beijing to Shanghai. That thirteen hundred kilometer long track connects the capital to its financial hub. Having the travel time to five hours China hopes to -- thirteen thousand kilometers of high speed railways by 2012. That is more than the rest of the world combined. Wow and they are done there they hope to build enough disservice 90% of the population. At a cost of 300 billion dollars by 20/20. But this bullet train. We'll open next year. You know -- and Reuters.

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China breaks high-speed train record

Friday, December 03, 2010 - 01:00