China completes new ‘bullet’ train body

November 14th, 2007 - 2:35 am ICT by admin  
The train is the latest model in the country’s China Railway High-speed (CRH) Series and China’s first locomotive capable of travelling at 300 kilometres per hour.

Instead of being driven by a single engine, the high-speed trains are equipped with multiple engines embedded inside separate units, Xinhua reported.

“The train body, made of aluminum alloy, weighs about seven tons, the lightest of its kind in the world,” said the official who asked to remain anonymous.

“The thinnest part only measures 1.5 millimeters,” he added.

The company would deliver ten such trains to the Ministry of Railways in the first half of next year, according to the company.

The trains, which can seat about 600 passengers, will run on the 115-km Beijing-Tianjin route before the Beijing Olympic Games in August 2008 and reduce the journey time from the current 80 minutes to around 30 minutes. (ANI)

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