On August 29, the G55302 high-speed train departed from Guangzhou Xintang Railway Station and arrived at Shanwei Railway Station in 50 minutes.
This is the first trial run of the Guangzhou-Shanwei high-speed railway, marking the countdown stage before the official opening.
With a design speed of 350 km/h, the railway spanning 202 km will cut the journey between Guangzhou and Shanwei from the current two hours to within one hour.
There are a total of eight stations: Xintang（新塘）, Zengcheng（增城）, Loufu Mountain（罗浮山）, Boluo（博罗）, Huizhou South（惠州南）, Huidong（惠东）, Shenzhen-Shanwei Special Cooperation Zone（深汕）and Shanwei（汕尾）.
Since the joint commissioning and testing started on July 10, a total of 1,916 inspection trains of different types have been run between Guangzhou and Shanwei, with a tested mileage of 78,800 kilometers. The highest speed of comprehensive inspection trains reached 385 km/h.
The high-speed line, a key project of Guangdong province, connects multiple railways, such as Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway, Guangzhou-Shenzhen Intercity Railway, Hangzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Railway and Beijing-Hong Kong High-speed Railway.
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