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China's Inner Mongolia runs first high-speed train
From:CNTV  |  2017-08-07 10:34

Crew members pose for a photo with the bullet train at Ulanqab Railway Station in Ulanqab, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2017. The first high speed railway in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region linking Hohhot and Ulanqab started operation on Thursday. The 126-kilometer-long railway is part of the high-speed railway that links Hohhot to Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province, the co-host city of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. And the travel time between Ulanqab and Hohhot will be shortened to 40 minutes. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The first high speed train in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region set off from Hohhot east station on Thursday, heading east to Ulanqab in a speed of 250 km/h.

Travel time between the two cities will be shortened from over an hour to 40 minutes.

The 126 kilometers route is part of Zhangjiakou-Hohhot railway, which will play a crucial role in the Belt and Road Initiative.

The test run was successfully conducted on Wednesday.