China's fastest bullet train makes its debut run

Jun 27, 2017 11:41 IST

China launched its first self-developed 'next-generation' bullet train 'Fuxing' with a maximum speed of 400kmh on 26 June 2017. 

The train was launched on one of the country’s busiest lines -Beijing-Shanghai line. With the launch, Beijing aims to capture global high-speed rail market.

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Main Highlights 

• The first run happened simultaneously from two stations-Beijing and Shanghai. 

• While a CR400AF model train was flagged off from Beijing South Railway Station towards Shanghai, a CR400BF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing. 

• The model train on the way to Shanghai took about five hours and 45 minutes to reach its destination. 

• On the way, the train stopped at 10 stations, including Jinan, Shandong province and Tianjin. 

• The Beijing-Shanghai line sees a footfall of around 50 5000 passengers daily. 

• Also, China has the world's longest railway network with 22,000 kilometres by the end of last year, about 60 percent of the world's total.

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Key Features

• The new bullet trains, also known as electric multiple units (EMU), boast a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and a consistent speed of 350 kilometres an hour.

• The train was self-designed and manufactured by China.

• It includes a sophisticated monitoring system that constantly checks its performance and automatically slows the train in case of emergencies or abnormal conditions. 

• The train is also fitted in with a remote data-transmission system, a control centre that will be able to monitor the train in real time.

Speaking on the occasion, Lu Dongfu, general manager of China Railway Corporation and operator of the new train, said 'Fuxing', underpins the unique role that high-speed railway has played in China's economic and social development. 

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