China has one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, and trains link almost every town and city. China built a few fastest high-speed trains in the world. Shanghai Maglev (with magnetic levitation technology) is the fastest commercial high-speed electric train in the world with its maximum operational speed of 431km/h and average speed of 267kmph. The Maglev started to serve in April 2004. It is designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to other transportation to continue their journey.
While Harmony CRH 380A/B/C/D with the maximum speed of 380kmph is currently the second fastest operating train in the world and it is also operating in China. The earliest model CRH 380A started to provide service in October in 2010 and it operates from Beijing to Shanghai and provides daily service along Wuhan to Guangzhou route.
China has topped the first two positions in the world fast-speed train competition. There has been a rapid development of rail network and train in China. With the wide and extensive rail network in China, travelers can take a bullet train starting from Beijing to Xian to visit the Terracotta Warriors and take a train or a flight to go to Chengdu to meet the Giant Pandas. You can then explore different cities and find next destinations with the rail network in China. Shanghai can be your final destination in your China trip as it is an important city of China and has also been a very important place for China railway development. It would be fascinating to travel China with its widespread rail network and have the bullet train experience with one of the finest fast train in the world.
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