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Speedy Trains Transform China

Timothy O'Rourke for The New York Times

The high-speed rail station in Changsha, China, opened less than four years ago.

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San Francisco Builds a Visionary Public Transit Hub

If you’ve ever taken Bay Area public transit, you’ll know that there are many options for traveling within and between cities. There are also many options for traveling to different parts of California from the Bay Area using public transit.

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Today China officially unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line! The 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) railway connects Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and it more than halves the travel time between the two cities. Trains running on the new high-speed line hit 300 kph (186 mph), cutting the total journey time by more than 12 hours.

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