Nation to mass pro­duce 400km/h high-speed trains by 2019

Global Times US Edition - - BIZUPDATE -

A com­mit­tee of ex­perts in China has ap­proved a de­sign for high-speed trains that could run at a speed of 400 kilo­me­ters an hour, which will be in ser­vice be­fore 2022 to serve the Beijing Win­ter Olympic Games. An in­tel­li­gent train link­ing Beijing to Zhangji­akou, North China’s He­bei Province, will use the train, a Chi­nese of­fi­cial said on Tuesday.

This marks the first high-speed train in the world that can run above a max­i­mum speed of 350k/h, said Bayin Zhaolu, a se­nior of­fi­cial in North­east China’s Jilin Province, at a press brief­ing of the State Coun­cil, China’s cab­i­net.

The train, de­vel­oped by lo­cal com­pa­nies in Jilin, will adopt China’s own Bei­dou Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tem for the first time and have “im­pres­sive func­tions” in in­tel­li­gent driv­ing, in­tel­li­gent ser­vice and in­tel­li­gent main­te­nance, Bayin said.

The train is ex­pected to be in mass pro­duc­tion by the end of the year.

Com­pa­nies in Jilin are also de­vel­op­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of sub­ways that use in­ter­na­tional lead­ing au­ton­o­mous op­er­at­ing sys­tems, Bayin said. “A sub­way train, made of car­bon fiber, could in­spect, dis­patch, drive, stop, re­verse and wash it­self,” the of­fi­cial said.

The win­dows in the train op­er­ate a touch-screen dis­play sys­tem that will al­low pas­sen­gers to watch TVS and send texts and im­ages, ac­cord­ing to Bayin.

The nation has also rolled out plans to build a su­per-fast ma­glev train be­tween Chengdu, cap­i­tal of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province to Southwest China’s Chongqing Mu­nic­i­pal­ity that would run be­tween 600k/hr to 800k/hr an hour, the Se­cu­ri­ties Times re­ported in July.

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