China’s First High-Speed Train will Operate in 2009

China’s First High-Speed Train will Operate in 2009
April 20, 2008 11:54 pm

China’s first domestically-made high speed train, capable of reaching speeds of up to 350kmp/h, has rolled off the production line.

The train, based on the Siemens ICE 3 model, was manufactured by the China Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry Corporation in Tangshan.

Three of the trains will begin service on the new 120km Beijing-Tianjin route before the start of the Olympics in August, cutting travel time from the present 80 mins to 30 mins.

By the end of 2009, 57 high speed trains are expected to be in commercial operation. 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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