The world’s longest high-speed rail line opened in China on Dec. 26. The line, 1,428 miles long, carries travelers from Beijing to Guangzhou, a southern economic hub, in just eight hours instead of the 20-plus hours it used to take.
The high-speed train of China’s 1,428-mile rail line waits to start its journey in Beijing on Dec. 26. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to Guangzhou in just eight hours. /AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE VIA GETTY IMAGES Buy Photo