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Bullet trains make slow debut
29/1/2007 9:48


Passengers enjoy their ride on the first express train leaving Shanghai South Railway Station for Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province yesterday morning. The train, whose top speed is 250 kilometers an hour, currently only runs at speeds up to 160 kph.- Shanghai Daily

Dong Zhen/ Shanghai Daily news

Crowds of people packed into the city's two train stations yesterday for the debut of Chinese-made express trains capable of travelling at speeds up to 250 kilometers an hour, Shanghai Daily reported.

The trains won't travel at top speeds until later this year, but that didn't dampen enthusiasm to be one of the first riders yesterday.