Britain has Opened First High-Speed Rail Line

Britain has Opened First High-Speed Rail Line
December 16, 2009 9:26 pm

Britain has opened its first-ever full high-speed rail line from London to the county of Kent, allowing trains to run at 220kmph (140mph).

The $9.4m (£5.8bn) rail route covers 22 towns and is part of the London to Folkestone high-speed rail link built for Eurostar trains through the Channel Tunnel.
The line is served by 29 Japan-built Hitachi class 395 Javelin trains, which cut the journey time on the route by 50 minutes.
The UK plans to invest $32bn (£20bn) in high-speed railway infrastructure in the next few years. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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