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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