China debuted service of its new indigenous bullet train with a maximum speed of 400 kmph made on the country’s busiest Beijing-Shanghai line.
One of the trains in the ‘Fuxing’ range, CR400AF model departed Beijing South Railway Station at 11:05 AM for Shanghai. At the same time, a CR400BF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing.
The train took about five hours and 45 minutes to reach Shanghai. On its way, it stopped by 10 stations, including Jinan, Shandong province and Tianjin.
Definition of speed
The new bullet trains, also known as electric multiple units (EMU), boast a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and a consistent speed of 350 kilometres an hour, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
‘Fuxing’ which means rejuvenation, made the debut on the country’s busiest route used by 50,5000 passengers daily. The train was designed and manufactured solely in China.
Features of the train
The train includes a sophisticated monitoring system that constantly checks its performance and automatically slows the train in case of emergencies or abnormal conditions.
A remote data-transmission system, will be able to monitor the running of the train in real time. The train is also equipped with WiFi and power sockets for passenger convenience.
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