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Shenzhen – Xi’an high speed rail to open Sept 28, cut travel time to 9 hours

Posted: 09/24/2012 7:00 am

A new section of railway that will eventually become part of the Shenzhen to Beijing high speed rail route will open on September 28, according to Shenzhen Evening News.

The section will connect Shenzhen and Xi’an, via Guangzhou and Zhengzhou. It iwll now take just 7 hours to go from Shenzhen North Station to Zhengzhou East, and just 9 hours from here to Xi’an, the historic capital of Shaanxi Province and home of the Terra-Cotta Warriors.

The journey also takes in Guangzhou South Railway Station, Changsha South Railway Station, and Wuhan. ┬áThe Nanfang reviewed the Guangzhou – Wuhan section last year.

Tickets for the new journey went on sale on September 22 at 10 p.m. Tickets from Shenzhen to Xi’an cost 891 yuan for a regular ticket and 1404 yuan for a first-class ticket. Tickets from Shenzhen to Zhengzhou cost 730 yuan for a regular and for 1148 yuan for a first class.

Tickets from Guangzhou to Xi’an cost 818 yuan for a regular and 1308 yuan for a first class. Tickets from Guangzhou to Zhengzhou cost 655 yuan for a regular and 1048 yuan for a first class, according to Guangzhou Daily.

The complete railway all the way to Beijing is expected to be completed at the end of the year. The high-speed rail will reduce the 2,372-kilometer journey from Shenzhen to Beijing to 8 hours from the current 24 hours, as we told you before.

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