According to China Daily, “The new line links Baoji city of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province and Lanzhou of Northwest China’s Gansu province. To the west, it connects the Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed rail, China’s westernmost high-speed rail track. To the east, it links the Xuzhou-Zhengzhou high-speed rail to the country’s coastal area in the farthest east.”
Prior to the line’s launch, the Northwest region of China was largely disconnected from the rest of the country as the existing high speed train lines did not extend to the under developed Northwest China.
China’s new bullet train line travels at a break neck pace of 250 kilometers per hour, cutting the average travel time between major cities from seven hours to two.
The new Northwest line will have eight stops that include Baoji, Tianshui and Qin’an stations, reports China Daily.