Beijing: The world’s fastest train bearing maximum speed of 380kph will be launched in China next month. The fastest train would run on Zhengzhou-Xuzhou high-speed track from next month, state-run People’s Daily Online reported.
The travel time between Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan province, and Xuzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province, will be shortened from 2-hour 33-minute to about 80-minute.
Compared to the last generation bullet train, the new train’s continuous operating speed has increased 50kph to 350kph, and the highest speed is 400kph in testing phase.
China has built about 16,000 kms of his speed train tracks connecting most of its top cities including the Beijing-Shanghai train which made a $1billion profit last year.
China is also trying to aggressively market its high speed train technology abroad especially in India. A Chinese train firm is currently conducting feasibility study for Chennai-New Delhi high speed train.