World’s fastest train launched by China

World's fastest train launched by ChinaChina recently showcased a high speed train that clocked the fastest ever speed in a test run last week while playing host to railway authorities and railway experts from around the world in Beijing.

A new generation of high speed train, 16-car CRH380A, which claims to have a top speed of 486.1 kilometers per hour, was introduced to the world by China.

From Economictimes.indiatimes.com:

Chinese railway officials say the CRH380A, designed to operate at a cruising speed of 380 kph, is the fastest train in operation in the world today.

China is reportedly in the process of developing a super high-speed train that can run at 600 kph.

China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp., which designed the CRH380A, was clearly the focus attention as foreign railway experts toured an international exhibition of railway technology organised by the Ministry of Railways on the sidelines of a world congress on high speed rail.

After attending a briefing by China South Locomotive, an Iranian government official said Iran is considering buying the Chinese high-speed train.

“We definitely want to import it,” an Israeli railways executive also said.

Railways executives from the US State of California also listened attentively as China South Locomotive officials briefed the international visitors.

The exhibition, held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, has drawn entries from more than two hundred companies worldwide.

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