China orders “very high-speed trains”

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China has ordered 15 very high-speed trains from Bombardier
China has ordered 15 very high-speed trains from Bombardier

State-run China Railway Corp (CRC) has signed an agreement with Bombardier Sifang Transportation, the Sino-Canadian rail company, to provide it with a new fleet of “very high-speed trains”.

The new agreement will see Bombardier supply CRC with 15 CRH380D trains, to be deployed on the country’s rapidly growing high-speed network. The contract is valued at approximately CNY2.4 billion (US$377 million).

“China now has the world’s longest operational track mileage and largest number of high-speed trains,” said Jianwei Zhang, president of Bombardier China.

“Bombardier is very proud to be involved in China’s new high speed railway age by delivering leading edge, very high-speed rail equipment through Chinese joint venture expertise and resources. We are confident to deliver more next-generation rail equipment with the most advanced rail technology for China from within China.”

The new trains will have a maximum operating speed of 380kph, and will come equipped with VIP seats, first class seats, second class seats and a dining car.
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