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Post time 2017-7-10 18:03:57 |Display all floors

Last Tuesday, a passenger train arrived in the Jiangxi city of Yingtan, three days after departing from Kashgar in far-western Xinjiang, thus completing the longest train journey in China to date.


The hardworking K1662 traveled a whopping 5,166 kilometers during its cross-country journey. That's a few hundred kilometers more than the trains which depart from Guangzhou each day before scaling all the way up the Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa, zipping 4,980 kilometers in 54 hours in the process.

Though the ride from Kashgar to Yingtan may have been a long one for passengers, it wasn't particularly expensive. Travelers only had to pay 1,231 yuan for a soft sleeper, 776 yuan for a hard sleeper and a mere 461 yuan for a hard seat for the 72-hour journey.

While three days in a train might seem a bit extreme, this is not close to being the longest passenger train service in the world by distance. That distinction belongs to the bi-monthly train from Moscow to Pyongyang which travels 10,267 km in 206 hours.




Recently, as part of its "One Belt, One Road" initiative, China has been sending its freight trains even farther afield to cities like Madrid and London in journeys that take over 20 days to complete.





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Post time 2017-7-11 00:26:34 |Display all floors
how many Stops and average Stop-Time?

any online-link of its schedule?

Seneca might be very interested
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Post time 2017-7-11 01:02:54 |Display all floors
so, 5000km÷72h=~70km/h
Stops, Stop-Time not taken into account
after all ~60km/h

if I feed my Donkey well we might be faster
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Post time 2017-7-17 10:35:37 |Display all floors
wish someday, we can go every corn in our China by train,cheap and comfortable,  physical benifits are my concern s

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Post time 2017-7-17 14:20:48 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2017-7-11 01:02
so, 5000km÷72h=~70km/h
Stops, Stop-Time not taken into account
after all ~60km/h

53 stops,
4761 km long,
72h 39 minutes' ride,
from start to end, per person, 1231~1285 RMB(less than 200 dollars) for a bunk soft bed , 776~831(about 120 dollars) for a triple-decker bed, 461 (about 67 dollards) for a seat.
450 minutes stop time (7.5h),
Average speed (except for stop time) : about 73 km/h.

If you have a donkey with such speed, I would like to buy it.
I forgot how to forget.

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Post time 2017-7-17 23:42:38 |Display all floors
tailorsas Post time: 2017-7-17 14:20
53 stops,
4761 km long,
72h 39 minutes' ride,

okok, so, my calculation was almost right, right?

reg. my donkey's speed, it is equipped with an Turbo-Charger and Chip-Tuning
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Post time 2017-7-18 08:24:12 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2017-7-17 23:42
okok, so, my calculation was almost right, right?

reg. my donkey's speed, it is equipped with an  ...

Yeah, it was right.
And still, after assembly, contact me for detailed information, but, the donkey must be alive
I forgot how to forget.

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