Bullet trains ready to lay on the speed

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 21, 2017

The fastest train in the world will begin operating between Beijing and Shanghai by the end of September, according to the China Railway Corporation.

The trains will service the route from Beijing to Shanghai starting next month, making the 1,250-kilometer (777-mile) journey in just 4 hours, 30 minutes.

The line is also one of the most profitable in China, reported the South China Morning Post. China holds complete intellectual property rights on the trains.

The newest generation bullet train, the Fuxing, Chinese for rejuvenation, has been in operation since June 25.

"Restoring bullet trains' top speed to 350 km/h is a sign of the maturity of China's high-speed railway technologies", Liu Xu, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told Xinhua in a previous interview.

On July 27, the Fuxing trains were tested for safety and reliability at maximum speed. China Railway has not released financial data for specific lines, but a bond issuance prospectus a year ago said the corporate entity running the line made a profit of 6.6 billion yuan (S$1.34 billion) in 2015.

China has the world's longest railway network, accounting for around 60 per cent of the globe's total.

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