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Railway Gazette: China hits 486 km/h in high speed trials

CHINA: A new Chinese record speed of 486 km/h was established on December 3 during trial running on a section of the Beijing - Shanghai high speed line between Zaozhuang in Shandong province and Bengbu in Anhui.

Xinhua News Agency claimed that this is the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified commercial trainset, noting that the five-car TGV Duplex formation which set the world record of 574·8 km/h in 2007 was heavily modified.

From what I can find, this was again a CRH380A, a domestically 'evolved' version of an E2 Series Shinkansen.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 02:14:26 PM EST
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I stand by my claim :)  China is dead set on making high speed rail time competitive with air across the whole of the country.
by njh on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 06:29:59 PM EST
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