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August 15, 2016

China Railway begins operation of China Standard bullet trains

The China Railway has started operation of its China Standard bullet trains in the Liaoning province.

The China Railway has started operation of its China Standard bullet trains in the Liaoning province.

Also known as electric multiple units (EMU), the trains use a new exterior design and minimises energy consumption. 

Train No G8041 is the first passenger service using the China standard EMU trains. With a capacity to reach a speed of 350km per hour, the trains adopt a standard parts design and has good safety features.

"The trains adopt a standard parts design and has good safety features."

China Railway's technological management head Zhou Li said “China independently owns the design of the EMU, and it will be a leading model for China to export to the world.”

International customers in Indonesia, Russia, Iran and India are already using Chinese bullet trains and construction of a 150km high-speed link between Jakarta in Indonesia and Bandung started in January this year.

The link is expected to reduce travel time by about two thirds between these two cities.

Including the standards, survey and design, construction, equipment manufacturing, the project is completely Chinese.

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