China streaked ahead of its western and Asian rivals at the weekend by unveiling the world’s fastest long-distance passenger train service.
The Harmony express raced 1,100km in less than three hours on Saturday, travelling from Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdong province, to the central city of Wuhan. The journey previously took at least 11 hours.
That would make a trip from Sydney to Melbourne a little over 2 hours by train if it went non-stop! (Of course there would be stops at major towns, but WOW!)