A photo captures the new type of high-speed train which is rolled out in Changchun, the capital city of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on Oct 21. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Chinese train maker CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd rolled out a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems on Oct 21.
The train, with a standard speed of 400 kilometers per hour, has been developed to cope with different rail systems on international routes, making international rail travel more convenient.
The company said the train can operate in temperatures between minus 50 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius, and can also operate under different traction power supply systems and railway transportation standards of different countries.
A photo shows the cockpit of the high-speed train. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Based on the prototype and technology, the company is ready to take orders for customized high-speed trains and train products according to the technical standards and operational requirements of various regions of the world.
There are currently four main railway track standards around the world. When ordinary trains run between countries with different gauges, they need to replace their train bogies, which takes time and effort.
As the new CRRC train is equipped with gauge-changing bogies, it can change its rail mode during cross-border travel, greatly improving the efficiency of travel across rail systems.