Prototype CR450 Fuxing Bullet Train running at 400 km/h to roll off assembly line in 2024

2024-04-15 Editor : Zhao Li ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- China's CR450 EMU prototype, with a designed speed of 400 kilometers per hour, is scheduled to roll off the assembly line within 2024, according to a senior official with China State Railway Group.

Significant progress has been made in the innovation of railway infrastructure technology for 400 kilometers per hour and the construction of comprehensive test sections for higher speeds, said Zhang Dayong, director of the Technology and Information Department of China Railway Corporation. 

The CR450's predecessor, Fuxing CR400 EMU, has been operating on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway since September 2017, with an operation speed of 350 kilometers per hour, a global benchmark for high-speed rail operation speed.

Since its launch in 2021, the CR450 Technology Innovation Project has completed the development of 17 new technology component prototypes. It has conducted 57 tests on the basis of the CR400. 

In the test runs, the new project created a series of new records including the reaching of a single EMU open-line speed of 453 kilometers per hour. It's relative speed, measured when two trains move in opposite directions, reached as high as 891 kilometers per hour during the test. 

The CR450 high-speed train has entered the stage of construction design and prototype development, Zhang said.


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