Yangzhou launched a city-promotion train in the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on Dec 11, as a new high-speed railway linking four cities scattered across Jiangsu province commenced full operations.
The train, featuring the tagline "city along the Grand Canal, poetic and picturesque Yangzhou", displays the city's famous tourist attractions and local food through posters and promotion videos, including the Slender West Lake scenic area, Geyuan Garden, Sanwan Ecological Park, lion's head meatball, and Yangzhou fried rice.
The new line runs through Lianyungang and Huaian in the north, the central city of Yangzhou, and Zhenjiang in the south. It stretches 304 kilometers and is designed for speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour, said China Railway Corp.
With its complete rollout, the four cities are now integrated into the national high-speed rail map and have gained much faster routes to key cities in the Yangtze River Delta, a region that also includes Shanghai and the provinces of Zhejiang and Anhui.
Yangzhou's city-promotion train will run in cities in the Yangtze River Delta, as well as in Beijing and Shandong province, according to Shanghai Railway Corp.
Yangzhou is famous as a city located at the intersection of the 1,100-mile-long Grand Canal and the Yangtze River and is noted in many historic poems for its breathtaking landscapes.