China to build its first undersea tunnel for high-speed trains

Beijing: China will build its first undersea tunnel for high-speed trains, according to a media report.

State-run Xinhua news agency reported that the undersea tunnel will connect the city of Ningbo with the island city of Zhoushan in east Zhejiang .

The project with 70.92 km in total length, with an undersea tunnel section of 16.2 km, will substantially cut the travel time from 90 to 30 minutes between the two cities.

The trains are designed to run at 250 km per hour, cutting the trip between the two cities from 1.5 hours to less than 30 minutes.

China’s high-speed rail has reached 25,000 kms in length, accounting for more than 60 per cent of the world’s total.

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