Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang unveiled its latest high speed train in December.
The six-car trainset was built as a ‘platform for engineering applications and test of new technologies, new materials and new products’.
The train provides a test research platform for ‘further enhancing the safety and reliability of bullet trains for commercial operations’ at speeds of up to 500 km/h.
The test train project was deployed by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Railways.
CSR’s chief technical expert, Ma Yunshuang, said:
“This is a cutting-edge product independently and comprehensively innovated by CSR and adopting the international technical standard system.
“Its launch has not only led to the emergence of a new technical platform for faster bullet trains in China, but has also laid a solid foundation for the globalisation of bullet trains.”
The train was developed level by level in accordance with a scientific and precise process, and went through massive data analysis, simulation computing, plan comparison, parts tests, system tests and inter-system matching tests.
This month, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Railways jointly organised seven academicians and 14 industrial experts to review and adopt the overall plan and engineering technical plan for the test train.
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