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In the meantime, Chinese government recalled 54 trainsets for checking/retrofit (if I guess correctly):

http://www.rail.co/2011/08/12/china-recalls-bullet-trains-following-high-speed-crash/

This doesn't jibe with the official line that the signaling system was at fault, though...

N.F.

by nfotis on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 08:45:20 AM EST
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From other news, the recall affects the CRH380B type (the improved version of the CRH3C, that is the Siemens Velaro CN):

China recalls bullet trains in new blow to technology - Yahoo! News

Train maker CNR's President Cui Dianguo said the CRH380B-trains had "experienced a number of quality failings," and the recall would lead to a cut in services on the 1,318 kilometer (820 mille) Beijing-Shanghai route, which takes about 5 hours.

In an earlier statement, the state-owned company said it found faults in signaling systems, sensors and communications components on the trains, which it blamed for delays in service.

This must be unrelated (unless they found the train control system error during post-accident safety checks).

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

by DoDo on Tue Aug 16th, 2011 at 02:47:49 AM EST
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