China to produce train capable of 400 km/h by 2020 – media

12:44, 03 May 2017
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China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is working on next-generation bullet trains with a maximum operational speed of 400 kilometers per hour that will be ready by 2020, China Daily reports.

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"We will apply new materials in the research and production of the future high-speed trains, such as carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, which will help reduce weight and enhance energy efficiency," said Qiao Feng, a senior engineer at the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, a subsidiary of China Railway Rolling Stock Corp., according to China Daily.

The CRRC will be the manufacturer and exporter, according to Qiao.

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Feng Hao, a rail transportation researcher at the National Development and Reform Commission, said that the 400 km/h high-speed train project would help many heavily populated countries change their commuter transportation from a long dependence on automobiles.

The new bullet train alongside a portion of the Beijing-Shenyang high-speed railway line. The test railway line is to be completed by 2019.

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