Bul­let train be­ing de­vel­oped for cross-bor­der trips

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China is de­vel­op­ing a next-gen­er­a­tion bul­let train that can run at 400 kilo­me­ters (248 miles) an hour and is suit­able for cross-bor­der ser­vices.

“The train, to be de­vel­oped in the 13th Five-Year Plan pe­riod (2016-20), will have wheels that can be ad­justed to fit var­i­ous gauges on other coun­tries’ tracks, com­pared with trains now that need to have their wheels changed be­fore en­ter­ing for­eign sys­tems,” said Jia Limin, a pro­fes­sor at Bei­jing Jiao Tong Univer­sity and head of China’s high-speed rail in­no­va­tion pro­gram.

“Once the new bul­let train is put into ser­vice, it will op­er­ate on China’s rail net­work as well as on the Moscow-Kazan high-speed line in Rus­sia,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to an agree­ment by Chi­nese and Rus­sian au­thor­i­ties, the MoscowKazan line is likely to be ex­tended to Bei­jing, which will sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce rail travel times be­tween the two na­tion’s cap­i­tals.

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