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China’s Beijing-Shanghai Trains Hit 350

Serving the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, a CRH380AL EMU at Shanghai Hongqiao Station by Jucember via Wikimedia Commons Serving the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, a CRH380AL EMU at Shanghai Hongqiao Station by Jucember via Wikimedia Commons

This September, China’s new “Fuxing” high-speed trains will operate at a top speed of 350 kph (about 220 mph) on the key Beijing-Shanghai route. The new trains are designed for a top speed of 400 kph, or 250 mph, but will be limited to 350 kph for the foreseeable future. China plans for the new train model to become standard as additional trains are completed. The name Fuxing means rejuvenation.

Ed Perkins, editor

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