OK, consider the source.
Nonetheless, China shows real determination in its high speed rail policy. TFA is obligated to note that, as is the case in the good old USA, China is a big ‘ol ramblin’ country where cities are not always close together. The plan is to test trains that will operate up to 248 mph, but they are expected to operate at 236 mph.
As the United States improves existing conventional rail corridors, this technology may be perfected at the same time we are ready to move up to true HSR. Instead of saying “European-style” HSR, we may be saying “Chinese-style.”
China Newswires reports.
The new train, which will be operated at 350 km/h, will be designed to travel at speeds up to 380 km/h and will be tested for travel at 400 km/h, said Zhang, adding that the four critical factors in the design of the train are stability, safety, reliability and comfort.