Changsha-Kunming high-speed railway cuts travel times
Setting off on Dec 28, the first train's 556 tickets sold out within 19 hours, according to a staff member at the Changsha South Railway Station.
Over the coming weeks, more than 10 high speed trains will stop at Changsha South Station every day, of which the fastest will cut the travelling time down from 19 hours by normal train, to just five hours.
The Changsha-Kunming high-speed railway is a section of China's longest east-west high-speed railway, the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway, or Hukun high-speed railway. The railway, 2,266 km in length, links the country's prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwest. It put into full operation on Dec 28.
A staff member cleans in the Kunming South Railway Station. [Photo/Xinhua]