Gallery: China Unveils Super Lightweight 310 MPH Bullet Train


Despite a year plagued by crashes and economic problems, the Chinese government successfully tested a brand new train capable of hitting 310 miles per hour this past weekend. The prototype bullet train is made from lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastics and designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword – and it’s 100 mph faster than China’s current top of the line trains. Though many are wary of the safety of China’s railway ambitions, the Chinese government is moving forward while maintaining that safety is of the utmost concern.

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  1. Eletruk December 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    That first picture is crazy, a nice new modern train on ancient wood tie based rails. I wonder how much modern track they have, because 60-70MPH is the safest you can go on wood tie rails.

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