Trains to Beijing running at full speed

Trains to Beijing running at full speed

Starting on Thursday, a total of 14 trains were running between Beijing and Shanghai at the higher speed daily, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The higher top speed means travel time will be cut by around 20 minutes to four and a half hours.

The speed was reduced to 300 kilometres per hour following the deadly accident in July 2011 that killed 40 people.

The China Railway Corp which runs the train said last month that it will be the world's fastest commercially-used bullet train.

From September 21, these trains will make seven round trips each day.

Fuxing is comfortable to ride in as it has free Wi-Fi, more power sockets, USB ports and a wider legroom.

"The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway was built to the world's highest standards, and the Fuxing trains were created to run at a maximum speed of 350 kph".

The train has more than 2500 sensors, 500 more than in the previous models, capable of collecting real-time information from all carriages.

Designed and manufactured in China, the Fuxing is more spacious and energy-efficient, with a longer service life and better reliability.

China's high-speed rail network is the largest in the world, and seen by Beijing as a symbol of the country's advance.

Now the country can design and manufacture the system all on its own and it has held a full range of intellectual property rights for making Fuxing.

China is lobbying with India build a high speed train in the New Delhi-Chennai sector for which it is conducting a feasibility study.



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