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Old October 11th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #2141
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Promo of China's "Renaissance (Fuxing)" Standardized EMU

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Old October 13th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #2142
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Next-Generation Rail Cars Track to Shanghai for Public Debut

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-10-27/101162124.html

A next-generation carriage that will add huge flexibility to China’s high-speed train fleet made its debut in Shanghai this week, sporting a new double-decker design and the potential for specialty short trains to accommodate VIPs.

Dubbed with the temporary name of 3X, the new cars should help China Rail Corp., the national rail operator, in its march to operational profitability, as it seeks to squeeze more money out of its state-of-the-art high-speed rail network, the world’s biggest. Caixin first disclosed details of the new cars in February, and got a glimpse in their first public display at a trade show in Shanghai this week.

Despite its state-of-the-art nature, China’s current fleet of high-speed trains are relatively inflexible, limited by technology constraints to either eight or 16 carriages. The new carriages will eliminate those limitations, allowing for trains from as short as two carriages, which could be used to transport VIPs, to as many as 16.

In addition to their flexibility to meet demand based on seasonal patterns, the new design will also allow for removal of individual cars for maintenance. With the current technology, entire trains must be taken out of service just to make repairs or perform other maintenance to a single carriage.

The new design will also feature double-decker capabilities for all cars, including dining, sleepers and regular seating, which will increase capacity by about 50%, officials told Caixin, in introducing the new designs that will allow a single train to carry more than 1,500 people. Trains will be able to travel at maximum speeds of 350 kph (217.5 mph), matching the new maximum recently rolled out along the popular Shanghai-to-Beijing line. Most other trains currently travel at a maximum speed of 300 kph.

China has spent hundreds of billions of dollars over the last decade building a 22,000-kilometer state-of-the-art high-speed rail network, aiming to create a viable travel alternate for flying along popular shorter routes in the country. It also wants to develop high-tech products that can be exported, and has become an aggressive bidder for high-speed rail projects in both developing and developed markets.

That aggressive expansion was a driving factor behind the merger announced last month between the rail operations of two of its chief global rivals, France’s Alstom and Germany’s Siemens. The latter was also showing off its own next-generation rail car, the ICE4, at the Shanghai event this week. Like the 3X, the Siemens model can be arranged in train configurations of five to 14 carriages, though its maximum speeds are slower, at 230 kph.

The Siemens model has been in testing trials for about a year. The 3X is still undergoing testing at the factory where it is being built by CRRC Corp. Ltd., the nation’s main rail-equipment builder, in the city of Tangshan in North China’s Hebei province. A timetable for the Chinese model’s commercial release has yet to be announced.

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Old October 26th, 2017, 05:39 AM   #2143
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China’s Fuxing train series proposed to get a new member

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China's Standard Multiple-unit Fuxing train series will get a new member with a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour, China Railway announced on Wednesday.

China Railway proposed a new series of high-speed trains at a meeting in Shanghai, saying that a train with a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour could meet the needs of different transportation lines, the Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.

Developing high-speed trains with different speeds could also meet people's needs for different forms of transportation and improve the travel experience, said a China Railway official, people.cn reported.

The next step is to decide on a technical plan in two months and the company is trying to have model train in the first half of 2018, with testing to finish by the end of 2018, said Zhang Bo, a research fellow at the China Academy of Railway Sciences, Xinhua reported.

The new Fuxing will have some breakthroughs, when compared to the "Hexie" series, which has a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour, including total automation, better performance, and increased intelligence, said the China Railway official.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #2144
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China Is Testing Driverless High-Speed Trains

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(Yicai Global) Oct. 27 -- China is developing driverless high-speed trains that could run on the Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway line under construction for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, China Railway Corp. Chief Engineer He Huawu said yesterday at Modern Railways Shanghai 2017.

Smart driverless high-speed trains have been on the agenda, and they will make travelling safer and more punctual, He said.

The autonomous China Railway High-speed (CRH) train is in the testing stage and operators are conducting its trial run along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Intercity Railway, which awaits its debut for the 2022 Beijing-Zhangjiakou Olympic Winter Games and Beijing Paralympic Games, said He.

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Old October 29th, 2017, 03:21 AM   #2145
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If it was upto me, I would run these trains on auto pilot and keep the driver there just in case and to keep people comfortable by presenting a "face" in the pilot seat It will remove all the potential human error. If signaling fails, drivers cannot do much anyway at that speeds.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 06:54 PM   #2146
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Bullet-Train Maker Puts Freight Plans Back on Track

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-11-03/101165540.html

China’s leading train maker, CRRC Corp., has revived plans to develop high-speed freight trains at speeds of up to 250 kph (155 mph), aiming to take advantage of a national network of tracks for bullet passenger trains.

Two such similar plans petered out in 2014 and 2015, either because of a lack of demand or due to miscommunications with China Railway Corp. (CRC), the nation’s railroad operator, according to sources close to the CRRC.

With the new plan, CRRC hopes to develop a new source of revenue with high-speed freight trains as China’s logistics industry grows more modern, one source close to the company told Caixin.

Because freight trains require fewer parts, they cost less to manufacture than passenger bullet trains, the source added.

CRRC has said that only high-valued cargo such as e-commerce deliveries, rather than bulk commodities like coal, will be transported over high-speed rail lines.

However, industry experts are skeptical about whether there is enough demand for high-speed freight services in a country where planes and trucks dominate the logistics industry. Railways account for only 20% of the country’s logistics traffic.

“Before making any decisions, CRRC should do more market research to figure out the costs. It also needs to work with CRC to determine which bullet-train lines to offer freight service on,” said Xu Yong of cecss.com, an online industry service provider.

Xu said it would be workable to run a freight service only on the busy Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Guangzhou lines.

Last month, sources from CRRC told Caixin that the company will shutter half of its freight-car manufacturing capacity to deal with excess capacity. CRRC currently operates 10 freight-car production subsidiaries with total annual production capacity of more than 80,000 vehicles.

In China, most freight trains run on rail lines designed for much slower speeds. The nation’s fastest freight trains, which were put into service starting in 2014, can run up to 160 kph.

The French have been running freight trains at 160 kph since 1984. In 2012, France and Germany unveiled freight trains that can travel at speeds up to 300 kph.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 08:46 PM   #2147
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In France, postal trains circulated at 270 km/h, in Germany there is nothing similar.

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Much more interesting the trains only of merchandise, much better than those that also carry passengers.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #2148
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hmm, 380D with new paint, or a new Fuxing model?


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Old November 12th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #2149
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Here is a video of the new Fuxing train service between Shanghai and Beijing with lots of interior shots.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #2150
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These belong to CR400AF
http://news.ifeng.com/a/20171129/53697236_0.shtml

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Old December 28th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #2151
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Fuxing bullet train starts operation in southwest China

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A steward is seen on a Fuxing bullet train G1372 at Guiyangbei Railway Station in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, Dec. 28, 2017. A new train diagram was put into operation in China from today on. G1372 from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, to Shanghai is the first Fuxing bullet train ever operated in southwest China. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)





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Old January 2nd, 2018, 07:21 AM   #2152
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