China to double bullet trains production this yearJanuary 29th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) In order to meet the increasing demand of bullet trains for enhancing China’s high-speed rail transport system, the country’s passenger train manufacturing firm Thursday said it will double its production capacity in 2010.
The company would double its monthly production capacity in the first half of 2010 to eight bullet trains each with eight compartments, said Wang Chenghui, deputy general manager of Tangshan Railway Vehicle.
The Chinese government has launched a major upgrading of the nation’s railways. The railway ministry announced in September last year it would build 42 high-speed passenger rail lines with a total length of 13,000 km in the next three years.
Wang said the company was developing new trains with average speed of 380 km per hour, so as to “reinforce its leading role in the world’s high-speed train market”, Xinhua reported.
Currently, the company has been producing passenger trains with capacity of running at an average speed of 350 km per hour which are running on the existing fast-rail lines in the country.
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