China increases Fuxing trains maximum speed

Added On August 10, 2018

 China has increased the speed of its Fuxing trains on the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway.

The trains, which previously traveled at 300 km per hour, began to operate at 350 kph on Wednesday.
The increase will shorten the travel time between Beijing South Railway Station and Tianjin Railway Station by five minutes. Ticket fares will remain the same.
The China Railway Beijing Group said the Fuxing trains are a substantial upgrade to the older CRH bullet trains.
Fuxing trains, the newest bullet train models developed in China,are taller and more spacious, and can operate in a wide range of temperatures.
The streamline design has reduced resistance by around 10 percent, meaning energy consumption can be substantially decreased.
The Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway, which went into operation in 2008, was China's first high-speed railway line. Over the past decade, some 250 million passengers have traveled on the line.
The line also issued a new train schedule on Wednesday, with train frequency increasing from 217 one-way services per day to 272.
In 2017 the length of China's high-speed railway network increased to 25,000 km and now accounts for 66 percent of the world's total.
The country's high-speed railway network is expected to stretch to 30,000 km by 2020 and cover 80 percent of major cities.