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Longer Fuxing bullet trains to run on Beijing-Shanghai line

(People's Daily Overseas New Media)    13:42, January 04, 2019

The current Fuxing train which runs on the Beijing-Shanghai line. (Photo/Xinhua)

A new set of longer Fuxing bullet trains will start running on the Beijing-Shanghai line on Jan. 5, according to China Railway Corporation.

Measuring 439.9 meters in length, the new 17-coach trains, which is one more coach longer than the 16-coach Fuxing trains currently running on Beijing-Shanghai line since March, are capable of carrying 1,283 passengers, a 7.5 percent increase in seating capacity.

Entirely designed and manufactured in China, Fuxing, or Rejuvenation in English, debuted on the Beijing-Shanghai line in June 2017. It takes a high-speed Fuxing train 4 hours and 28 minutes to travel between the country’s two largest cities.

The country has witnessed an expanding high-speed railway network over the years, which has reached a total length of 29,000 kilometers by the end of 2018, accounting for more than two-thirds of the world’s total high-speed railway, according to the country’s top railway operator, China Railway.

By the end of this year, China will see 850 Fuxing high-speed trains put into service while R&D efforts on Fuxing high-speed trains running at 350 km/h, 250 km/h, 200 km/h, and 160 km/h will be strengthened, according to the railway operator.

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