China to resume bullet train operation after safety modifications

16 November 2011 (Last Updated November 16th, 2011 18:30)

China will resume operation of 54 bullet trains on the new Beijing-Shanghai line after modifications have been completed a following high-speed rail accident in July.

China will resume operation of 54 bullet trains on the new Beijing-Shanghai line after modifications have been completed a following high-speed rail accident in July.

About 54 CRH 380BL bullet trains have been overhauled to fix technical problems and six trains will be back in service tomorrow, an official from Chinese Rail Ministry told Xinhua.

"If everything goes well, all the recalled trains will resume service by 6 December," the official said.

The state-owned China CNR Corp, which built the trains, recalled 54 trains on 12 August, all CRH 380BL models, for investigation following the accident in July on the Yongtaiwen railway that killed 40 people and injuring 192.

Before the recall China CNR Corp had suspended the delivery of its CRH 380BL bullet trains, saying there were faults in their automatic braking systems.