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China launches super-speed test train


08:19, December 27, 2011

The six-car, super-speed train, which can reach speeds up to 500 km per hour, parks at a test line in Tsingdao on Dec 22, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

QINGDAO - China's largest rail vehicle maker, CSR Corp. Ltd, over the weekend launched its first test train that features speeds reaching up to 500 km per hour.

The six-car train with a fairshaped head is the newest in the CRH series. It has a maximum tractive power of 22,800 kilowatts, compared with 9,600 kilowatts for the CRH380 trains currently in service on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, which hold the world speed record of 300 km per hour.

The grey-color train carrying testing and data processing facilities was designed and produced by CSR Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co, Ltd (Sifang Locomotive), a CSR subsidiary based in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province.

Ding Sansan, the company's chief technician, said the concept of the the super-speed train design was inspired by China's ancient sword. The bodywork uses plastic materials reinforced with carbon fiber.
Shen Zhiyun, a locomotive expert and academician with both the Chinese academies of sciences and engineering, said the testing of the super-speed train with speeds of up to 500 km per hour will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations.


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iron man at 2011-12-29115.58.151.*
In light of its scientific significance.the news shows that we are advanced in that field! Any of new products are not perfect,as the result ,we should have more tolerance to certain accidents. I firmly stick up for state industry.
wing at 2011-12-28121.18.126.*
Bob Carlson at 2011-12-2876.172.7.*
Rod Blagojevich is stubborn. He refused to increase the unfair income tax (it taxes people who make money, not those who have it) even when he was shown that the state desperately needed the money. He did that several times before they impeached him. That is why they set him up, and also why they want him in jail.Fair Tax?Could that be a 1 percent tax on total wealth?Since the rich have 80 percent of the wealth in this country; They pay 80 percent of the tax? That would mean the rest of us would usually pay less than 50 percent of what we are now paying?
Ming at 2011-12-2758.9.184.*
Congratulation for the success of super speed train.China slowly and firmly comes to the frontline oftrain speed revolution. China will be the leaderin the near future for sure. Big hands...for all of you who work hard to develop this project.
kouduki at 2011-12-27124.210.129.*
Safety must prevail over not only speed but rapidity. The faster it travels, the more the number of victims.

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