China begins to restore 350 kmh bullet train

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-21 09:48:37|Editor: Liu
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Photo taken on June 26, 2017 shows the China's new bullet train "Fuxing" at Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. China's next generation bullet train "Fuxing" debuted on the Beijing-Shanghai line on Monday. A CR400AF model departed Beijing South Railway Station at 11:05 a.m. for Shanghai. At the same time, the CR400BF model left Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for Beijing. The new bullet trains, also known as electric multiple units (EMU), boast top speeds of 400 kilometers an hour and a consistent speed of 350 kilometers an hour. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- China began Thursday to restore the maximum speed of bullet train on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to 350 kilometers per hour, six years after it was was reduced to 300 kmh.

A Fuxing bullet train, which will enjoy the high speed, departed Beijing South Railway Station at 9:00 a.m. for Shanghai.

The speed hike will cut the Beijing-Shanghai journey to 4 hours 28 minutes.

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