Shanghai Daily news
Four new domestic high-speed trains arrived in Shanghai yesterday morning to
experience a series of tests before being put into use.
The new trains, featuring a bullet-like shape, are in place for the upcoming
6th nationwide railway speed-up. From April 18, China will speed up its railway
for the sixth time.
The maximum speed of the train is expected to reach 200 to 250 kilometers an
hour on the route linking Beijing and Shanghai, cutting two hours off the
present 12-hour trip.
Each train is composed of eight cars, with the first and the last one serving
as a cab and the other six as passenger carriages and dining cars. The trains
are also different from traditional electric locomotives and diesel locomotives
whose motors are placed on the locomotive only, as each car of the new CRH2
high-speed train has its own power unit. The interior layout and decoration of
the "bullet" is better than the current trains with a more comfortable travel
environment with added spaciousness. Entertainment venues such as pubs are also
equipped on the high-speed train.