China Tests 575 Kilometers Per Hour Train

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  1. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

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    2012-04-19 21:32:21 chinadaily.com.cn Web Editor: Zhangxu

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    The first test train that can reach speeds of up to 500 km an hour stands on a railway line in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province. [File Photo: Xinhua]


    A record speed was achieved by a high-speed test train made by China's largest train maker, Beijing News reported Thursday.

    CSR, China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co Ltd, launched the test train, which can reach speeds of up to 575 kilometers an hour, the paper said.

    Liang Jianying, deputy chief engineer at the subsidiary company CSR Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co Ltd, said the train was in good condition and the speed will be further improved.

    The test train aims to promote the development and security monitoring of high-speed trains and will not actually run as a business operation, said Zhao Xiaogang, chairman of CSR.

    In December 2011, CSR launched a test train with speeds reaching up to 500 kilometers an hour.

    China will continue to increase the speed of trains during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), according to a project of the development of high-speed trains issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday.

    China Tests 575 Kilometers Per Hour Train

    A newer,faster train which will be known as Permanent Magnet Motor Train Set,is undergoing test on CSR's laboratory platform:

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  3. cir

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    China Eyes Faster High-speed Trains

    2012-04-19 15:20:06 Xinhua Web Editor: Zhangxu

    China will work to further improve technologies to increase the speeds of high-speed trains, according to a document published Wednesday by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

    Moreover, by the year 2020, China will finish construction on 16,000 km of high-speed railways, said a special plan for the country's high-speed train technology development during the 12th Five-year Plan (2011-2015) period, which was posted on the ministry's website on Wednesday.

    The special plan aims to ensure the sustainable development of the core technology of the country's high-speed trains and enhance the safety of its high-speed railways on the basis of independent innovation.

    To that end, major tasks in the plan include efforts to improve systematic, intelligent and energy-saving technologies for high-speed trains, the document said.

    The plan also said China will research and develop high-speed train products for export.

    The plan set a target for doing research and making innovations in the permanent magnet motor technology for the train's power system, which, according to Ding Rongjun, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is expected to considerably conserve energy.

    Moreover, intelligent technology will allow trains' speed control, condition determination and fault detection operations to be conducted digitally, Ding was quoted as saying in the Thursday edition of the Beijing News.

    China Eyes Faster High-speed Trains
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    congrats.. good work
     
  5. Geoffrey R. Stone

    Geoffrey R. Stone Regular Member

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    Speed is great, but it should never come at the sacrifice of safety. I hope that China learns from the two terrible train accidents that occurred over the past year or two.
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    And shuttling regularly on HSR I have a concern on comfort though 500km or above is technically attainable. Would passengers feel physically and psychologically discomforted when running on a vehicle at speed of over ***kmph? Human tolerance overland -- the noise, the dazzling views quickly passing by ??
     
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    Geoffrey R. Stone Regular Member

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    I have never been an HSR passenger, so I don't know. Foreign journalists have reported that it is a really smooth ride compared to traditional trains.

     
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    The Permanent Magnetic Drive High-speed EMU trains are expected to roll off the production line next year。

    Thanks to the removal of physical contacts between some parts and components,the train will achieve over 15% in power saving with faster energy transfer and lower breakage。
     
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    575 Kms per hour... China seems to be one nation capable of eliminating airlines for internal travel!
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Fantastic.

    It is as good as an aircraft.
     
  11. Singh

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    Passengers on TGV used to get sick initially, but technology has come a long way since.

    Chinese high speed rail infrastructure is imho the best in the world, including the trains and the stations.

    here is a pic I took on the Shanghai - Beijing train.

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    :bplease:575km/h..., I would choose airplane instead, which seems safer than that.
     

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