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Railway Linking Tianjin, Beijing’s Daxing Airport Goes Operational


The G8842 Fuxing bullet train prepares to depart from the Tianjin West Railway Station in Tianjin, north China, Dec. 18, 2023. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

A railway connecting north China’s Tianjin Municipality with the Beijing Daxing International Airport opened on Monday, the latest move to support the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

The G8842 Fuxing bullet train departed the Tianjin West Railway Station at 7:58 a.m. and arrived at the Daxing Airport Railway Station at 8:50 a.m., marking the inauguration of the new line’s operation.

According to the China Railway Design Corporation, the fastest train on the 101-km line takes 41 minutes to travel one way.

The line covers six stations, and a 47-km section is new, with a designed speed of 250 km per hour.

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