China has again become the owners of the world’s fastest bullet train, Fuxing, six years after the country launched the first.
Fuxing, which means regeneration, will be capable of reaching 248mph, but will operate at an average speed of 30mph below that figure, allowing journey speeds between China’s capital, Beijing, and the country’s biggest city, Shanghai, in just four hours and 28 minutes.
The previous record was set by China’s ‘Harmony’ train, which follows the same route, but the speed of that train was reduced in 2011 after a fatal accident that claimed the lives of 40 people. Lowered to 186mph after the tragedy, that time has now been improved by one hour with the arrival of Fuxing. The trains were revealed to the world in June, but began their first journey this week.
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