Shanghai's spice express: To Chengdu in one-third the time
If you prefer the view of China from a train car over one from an airplane cabin, then start booking your tickets for the Shanghai-Chengdu high-speed train that will be up and running by the end of the month.
The train will transport passengers the 2,078 kilometers between the two cities in 10 hours, averaging around 200 kilometers per hour. The current train connecting Shanghai and Chengdu takes 30 hours.
Opening three months ahead of schedule, the train travels from Shanghai to Chengdu, Sichuan Province via Wuhan, Chongqing and Nanjing on one part of a grid of high-speed train lines that is planned to crisscross the entire country, according to an article post on Sina.com, one of China’s largest news portals.