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World’s fastest train to begin running in September in China

Staff Writer | August 23, 2017
The fastest train in the world that is set to shorten travel time between the cities of Beijing and Shanghai by more than an hour, will begin operating by the end of September, the China Railway Corporation said.
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After several successful test runs, the train, called Fuxing (meaning rejuvenation) will operate regularly from September 21 with an average speed of 350 kph (217 mph) and a maximum speed of 400 kph.

A total of seven pairs of trains will be launched that will make 14 return trips a day over a distance of 1,318 kilometers (819 miles) separating the two cities.

The train will run about 50 kph faster than the previous versions that ran at about 300 kph.

This new, homegrown bullet train model also includes a sophisticated monitoring system that can automatically slow down the train in case of emergencies or unusual conditions.

China has the longest railway network in the world, accounting for around 60 percent of the world’s total.