Bridgette Meinhold

World's Fastest Train Rolls Off Production Line

by , 06/04/10
filed under: Green Transportation

high speed rail, high speed train, hsr, china, high speed railway, high speed, green transportation, alternative transportation, world's fastest train, greeen design, eco design

Along with the most extensive high speed rail network, China also has the world’s fastest train, which rolled off production lines last week. The 380A built by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd, can go up to 380 kph (236 mph), which is a slight decrease from previous claims, but still very fast. This new line of high speed trains will run on the railway between Beijing and Shanghai when it is completed in 2011.


high speed rail, high speed train, hsr, china, high speed railway, high speed, green transportation, alternative transportation, world's fastest train, greeen design, eco design

China’s Ministry of Railways signed a contract back in March to purchase 100 of these new high speed trains built by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China CNR Corp, one of the two big train makers. China also has the independent intellectual property rights of the trains.

As soon as the railway between Beijing and Shanghai is complete, the trains will start running on them, cutting the trip between the two major cities (1302 km at 350 kph) down to around 4 hours.

Via Earth and Industry

photo credits: Xinhua


Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


2 Comments

  1. Priestmangoode Unveils ... July 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    [...] design firm Priestmangoode recently unveiled the Mercury, a high speed train designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The Mercury is a double-decker train with a sleek [...]

  2. Solar Powered MagLev Hi... June 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    [...] High speed trains are important for long haul travel, but more efficient rail systems are also needed in cities for general commuters. With precisely that in mind, Francisco Lupin designed this sleek concept train for Bombardier as part of the YouRail Train Interior Design Contest and their line of Eco4 energy saving trains. Lupin’s train is designed for economy commuters within a city and completely rethinks the interior of public transportation. The train is solar powered, made of lightweight materials and utilizes MagLev technology for a fast and energy efficient train. [...]

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home