China to run world’s fastest bullet train.


China will run the world’s fastest bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai at 350 kms per hour, covering the 1,250-km-long distance in just 4.5 hours from September 21, officials said.

The new generation bullet train — the Fuxing — will cover the in 4.5 hours from September 21.

It will be the world’s fastest commercially-used bullet train, China Railway Corporation said.

China began running its first 350 km per hour high speed train between Beijing and Tianjin in August in 2008 and opened at least three more such high-speed lines nationwide in the following years.

The Fuxing trains were unveiled in June and are capable to clock top speeds of 400 kmh, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

From September 21, these trains will make seven round trips each day.

The trains are entirely designed and manufactured in China, led by the China Railway Corporation. China holds complete intellectual property rights on the trains.