Why China’s longest high-speed railway is slowing down

China’s first high-speed rail line across the Gobi Desert is slowing down, and the desert may be to blame.Severe sandstorms could have seriously affected operations, a new study by Chinese scientists suggests, after travellers in recent years questioned the line’s bullet credentials.The 1,776km line from Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi to Lanzhou in Gansu province – also the world’s longest high-speed railway – opened seven years ago. The track was built on a costly, ballast-free foundation able to…

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