New high-speed train is be­ing de­vel­oped

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China is de­vel­op­ing new high­speed trains with a max­i­mum speed of 400 kilo­me­ters per hour with an eye on ex­port­ing them to coun­tries tak­ing part in the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive.

The trains will in­cor­po­rate new ma­te­ri­als such as car­bon fiber and alu­minum al­loys to re­duce weight and in­crease ef­fi­ciency, said Qiao Feng, a se­nior en­gi­neer at the CRRC Changchun Rail­way Ve­hi­cles Co, a sub­sidiary of China Rail­way Rolling Stock Corp.

The new trains will be avail­able in Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive mar­kets, and will be able to re­duce per pas­sen­ger en­ergy con­sump­tion by 10 per­cent com­pared with high-speed trains that can run 350 km/h. The CRRC will be the man­u­fac­turer and ex­porter, ac­cord­ing to Qiao.

The trains should be ready by 2020 to help build out the coun­try’s high-speed rail net­work, the world’s largest.

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