On July 9, Baoji-Lanzhou high-speed railway was opened to traffic, marking the comprehensive connection of the Northwest China to the nation’s high-speed railway network, and making possible a direct link between Beijing and Lanzhou by high-speed railway.
In wake of the open-to-traffic, the first high-speed train G429 bound for Lanzhou West Railway Station was dispatched from the Beijing West Railway Station on July 9.
The train set off in the morning and arrived in the evening, spending nine hours and ten minutes. A secondary seat of it costs 690 yuan($101.45).
On July 10, the high-speed train of G430 bound for Beijing West Railway Station was dispatched from Lanzhou West Railway Station at 9:53 and is scheduled to arrive at 18:53. The pair of high-speed trains save seven hours than that of formerly most fast pairs of Z21/22 operated between the two cities.