December 10, 2010

Chinese train breaks world record with 486.1 km/h

One of China's high-speed passenger train broke the world record for unmodified commercial use by running 486 kilometres per hour during a trial run, Chinese ministry of railways has said.


The train CRH380A hit a speed of 486 kilometres per hour on the tracks during a trial run between Zaozhuang City of Shandong Province and Bengbu City in eastern Anhui Province, which form a segment of the world's longest high-speed rail line linking Beijing and Shanghai.


The train's previous speed record was 416.6 kilometres per hour set on September 28 during its run between Shanghai and Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, state run Xinhua reported.


"It not only marks a milestone in the construction of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, but also is a major achievement of China's technology innovation," Wang Yongping, spokesman of the Ministry of Railways (MOR) said adding it shows China leads the world in high-speed railway development.Chinese officials recently said that the country is developing high speed trains which could travel at the speed of 500 kmph. 13633558_171n 13633558_181n 13633558_191n 13633558_201n 13633558_211n

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