GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SHANGHAI, Nov 21 (FAM) – The Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway is set to open in late December, making the over 2,300 kilometer journey take only nine hours, said a tourism promotion campaign of Kunming.

Currently, the direct regular rail between Shanghai and Kunming, Shanghai–Kunming Railway, would take a whopping 35-40 hours. The section that links Shanghai and Guiyang was opened last year.