China unveils new 300-km-per-hour bullet train

Updated: 2007-12-23 09:35

CRH2-300 bullet trains, the first bullet trains designed and manufactured in China with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour, roll off the production line in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, December 22, 2007. [Xinhua]

Sifang Locomotive, a subsidiary of China Southern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (Group) Corporation, planned to deliver 10 such trains to the Ministry of Railways in the first half of next year, said Jiang Jing, CEO of the company.

The trains with eight carriages could seat about 600 passengers. They were expected to run on the 115-km Beijing-Tianjin route starting from August before the Beijing Olympic Games. It would reduce the journey time from the current 80 minutes to around 30 minutes.

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