China Starts Longest Bullet-Train Line, Luring Air Travelers

China Starts Longest Bullet-Train Line, Luring Air Travelers

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A high-speed train departs a platform in Hebei province south of Beijing on Dec. 22, 2012. The new line, which will eventually connect to Hong Kong, is part of the nation’s plan to build a 16,000-kilometer high-speed rail network by 2015, undeterred by a deadly bullet-train accident last year.