Speed test of Huhang high-speed rail sets new record of 416.6 km/h

17:33, September 28, 2010      

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At 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, in a speed test of a Chinese-made new generation of high-speed train called the "Harmony" CRH-380A, the train hit 416.6 kilometers per hour on the Huhang high-speed railway, which runs from Shanghai to Hangzhou, creating a new record of world's fastest high-speed rail operation speed. It also signifies that China is leading the world in high-speed rail technology.

At present, China already has 7,055 kilometers of high-speed railways in operation, ranking first in the world.

China has become a strong nation in high-speed railways with the world's most complete high-speed rail system technology, strongest integration capability, longest operating mileage, fastest operation speed as well as the largest high-speed railway scales in building, leading the new trend of the world's high-speed rail development.

With a design speed of 350 kilometers per hour, the Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway links Shanghai and Hangzhou at a total length of 159 kilometers. It starts from Shanghai Hongqiao Station via Shanghai's Minhang, Songjiang, Jinshan districts, Zhejiang's Jiaxing and Hangzhou to finally arrive at the Hangzhou East Railway Station. It is expected to transport 80 million one-way passengers per year.

By Zhao Chenyan, People's Daily Online


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