China stellt neuen Hochgeschwindigkeitszug vor

Neben dem Transrapid sollen in China auch bald Züge auf Basis der gängigen Eisenbahntechnik dem Verkehr Dampf machen:
Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet train, and will link Wuhan in central China to Guangzhou in the south, covering a total distance of 663 miles (1,068 km). The new rail service will cut the travel time between the cities from over 6 hours down to 2 hours and 45 minutes. ... China’s new rail service travels through 20 cities along its route, connecting central China and less developed regions to the larger and more industrial Pearl River Delhi. Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom worked together to design and build this feat of modern transportation, which topped out at a whopping 245mph (394 km/h) during trial runs earlier in December. The average speed will be 217 mph (350 km/h), which is much faster than the other high-speed trains around the world. Japan’s high-speed rail runs at an average of 243 km per hour, Germany’s at 232 km per hour, and France’s at 277 km per hour.

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