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China Debuts 'Next Generation' Bullet Train, Top Speed 400 Km An Hour

The new bullet trains called 'Fuxing' were designed and manufactured by China and have a speed of 400 kilometer per hour.

BEIJING: China's indigenous next generation bullet train, with a maximum speed of 400 kilometer per hour, made its debut today on the country's busiest Beijing-Shanghai line. 'Fuxing', a CR400AF model, boasts a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and a consistent speed of 350 kilometres an hour. 

'Fuxing' or rejuvenation departed Beijing South Railway Station at 11:05 am for Shanghai. At the same time, another CR400AF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing.

The new bullet trains, also known as electric multiple units (EMU), took about five hours and 45 minutes to reach Shanghai. On its way, it stopped by 10 stations, including Jinan, Shandong province and Tianjin.


The train was designed and manufactured by China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It includes a sophisticated monitoring system that constantly checks its performance and automatically slows the train in case of emergencies or abnormal conditions.

A remote data-transmission system, a control centre will be able to monitor the train in real time, the report said.

Lu Dongfu, general manager of China Railway Corporation, operator of the new train, said 'Fuxing', underpins the unique role that high-speed railway has played in China's economic and social development.

Previous bullet trains featured the characters 'Hexiehao' (harmony) on the exterior of each train.

China has the world's longest railway network with 22,000 kilometres by the end of last year, about 60 per cent of the world's total.

1. Fuxing, which debuted today, can run at a sustained speed of 350 kmph

2. Took 5 hours 45 mins to reach Shanghai from Beijing, covering 1200 km

3. Beijing-Shanghai is Chinas busiest route used by 5 lakh passengers daily

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