The high-speed railway linking Beijing to Shanghai, which will open later this month, is safe and reliable and the reduction in operating speed is to maximize efficiency, rail authorities said.
Hu Yadong, vice-minister of railways, told a news conference that all systems are go for the line’s opening.
The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is a landmark project. “Its technology is advanced, its quality reliable and safety guaranteed. It is completely ready for operation and will open in late June,” Hu said.