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China claims world record for fastest scheduled train

26 October 2010 Last updated at 12:00 BST

Officials in China say they have set the world record for the fastest scheduled train travelling at 262 miles per hour.

Two bullet trains travelled between Shanghai's western suburb of Hongqiao and Hangzhou to inaugurate a new high speed rail line, clocking up the record breaking speed along the way.

In 2007 France's TGV set a world train speed record of 356mph.

Juliet Dunlop reports.