China Buys Kawasaki Heavy Ind. Bullet Trains

China Buys Kawasaki Heavy Ind. Bullet Trains
October 26, 2009 12:24 pm

The Chinese Ministry of Railways has awarded a $6.6bn (CNY45bn) contract to a China-based train maker affiliated with Japanese firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries, to supply 140 bullet trains.
The trains will be supplied by Nanche Sifang Locomotive, which has a technology licensing agreement with the Japanese firm. The trains will use Kawasaki Heavy’s technology, already used on the Hayate trains in operation on Japan’s Tohoku Shinkansen Line.

The trains will be used on the Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Guangzhou rail lines beginning from the first half of 2010 and will operate at a maximum speed of 350kmph. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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