China unveils its own bullet train

April 11th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, April 11 (Xinhua) China’s first bullet train that can reach a top speed of 350 km per hour rolled off the production line Friday. The high-speed passenger train is the latest in the China Railway High-speed (CRH) Series. It was manufactured by China Northern Locomotive and the Rolling Stock Industry Corp.

The eight-carriage train can accommodate 557 passengers. Three such trains would begin service on the new 120-km Beijing-Tianjin route before the Olympics starts in August, the manufacturers said.

In all, 57 bullet trains were expected to be in commercial operation by the end of 2009.

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