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Development of railway witnesses changes in 60 years
10:26, August 17, 2009  
Development of railway witnesses changes in 60 years

Photo from Xinhua taken on the Lhasa River Bridge section of Qinghai-Tibet railway shows the Potala Palace in the distance. Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Golmud to Lhasa with a total length of 1,142 kilometers is the highest and longest railway crossing the frozen earth in the world.

In the past 60 years, the railway construction in China is developing fast which is changing people's life dramatically. Up to now, the mileage of railway in China is up to 80,000 km which ranks the second in the world. The speed of train has been raised up from 43 kilometers per hour to 350 kilometers per hour. And the number of passengers has increased from 100 million to 1.46 billion.

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