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Irish Born Chinese

Get to Beijing from London in two days by train

Created Tuesday, 9th March 2010, 09:11 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

It would take about 10 hours by air, but as the crow flies from King’s Cross to Beijing is an ambitious plan pushed by China along with India. A train that travels nearly 400km/h was unveiled recently in China, linking Wuhan and Guangzhou. The hi-speed rail network will have trains travelling up to 322km/h. It all sounds super-scary fast thought. The Eurostar and the Shinkansen can go to 300’ish km/h. Hmm, those are pretty fast as well, and I’ve been on the former and you don’t normally feel the speed, although would going an extra 100km/h be comfortable on a train?