Hong Kong High-Speed Rail to Open
The Hong Kong section of the Guanzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will start service on September 23. The opening of the line is expected to shorten the Shenzhen-Hong Kong commute to 14 minutes. It is reported that it would cut travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong from two hours to just 48 minutes. Long-distance trains on the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou line will also connect to 14 cities across mainland China, including Beijing and Shanghai.