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Saturday, January 05, 2019, 17:46
Longer Fuxing bullet train starts operation
By Xinhua
Saturday, January 05, 2019, 17:46 By Xinhua

A Fuxing bullet train departs from the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 5, 2019. (ZHANG CHENLIN / XINHUA)

BEIJING - A longer Fuxing bullet train started running on the Beijing-Shanghai line Saturday at noon.

The new train, with a designed speed of 350 km per hour, has 17 carriages, one carriage longer than the Fuxing trains currently in use.

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Measuring 439.9 meters long and with a seating capacity of 1,283 people, the 17-carriage train can be used with existing stations, platforms and other high-speed railway facilities.

Photo taken by a drone shows the new 17-carriage Fuxing bullet train traveling from Beijing to Shanghai, Jan 5, 2019. (XINHUA)

The Fuxing bullet trains first made its debut in June 2017, and the 16-carriage trains were put into operation in July 2018.

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Entirely designed and manufactured in China, the Fuxing, or Rejuvenation, trains are more spacious and energy-efficient, with a longer service life and better reliability than previous models.

Passengers take a Fuxing bullet train at the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 5, 2019. (ZHANG CHENLIN / XINHUA)


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