Beijing-Harbin high-speed railway starts operation

Added On January 23, 2021

China on Friday launched a new high-speed railway service that connects Beijing with Harbin, capital of the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.

A newly unveiled 19- kilometers-long section, running from Beijing to Chengde, in the neighboring Hebei Province, started operation Friday morning.
Combined with two previously opened sections, the Beijing-Harbin high-speed railway extends 1,198 kilometers.
The new railway service forges a closer link between the national capital and the northeastern provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang.
With a designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour, the service is expected to shorten the travel time from Beijing to Harbin to about five hours, around one and a half hours less than the previous fastest railway route.