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Video of the Week... An insight into China's high-speed rail production line.

Posted by Emily O'Dowd on Nov 25, 2016

China is constantly making the headlinThis bullet trains has foldable beds on with news about their latest high-speed rail developments. However,
this progression is not just happening internally as the nation is backing some of the biggest high-speed infrastructure projects around the world, particularly Africa. In September it was officially announced that China have constructed the longest high-speed rail link in the world with 22,000km of track in service and trains reaching average speeds of 200km/h. China's high-speed rail projects first began in 2007 and in 2015 it has been reported that the tracks have a 1.1 billion annual ridership making it the most used network in the world. Majority of the lines are owned and operated by the huge China Rail Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC). 

This week's selected video covers the construction of the latest high-speed railway fitted with fold up beds. The two bullet trains for North East China's Jilin Province have now been rolled off the production line. These trains can reach speeds of up to 250km/h and are capable at running in temperatures which plummet as low as -40 degree celsius.


SmartRail World will bring this new video feature to you every Friday! We will present an array of interesting, bizarre and informative videos for your entertainment. If you come across a video that you would like to share on our website then please send your suggestions to

Last week's video of the week can be viewed here: Crossrail the Musical

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China's high-speed rail hits the 20,000 km mark but financial issues persist.


As the market for new high-speed trains decreases, Chinese dominance continues.

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Topics: VideoOfTheWeek

Emily O'Dowd

Written by Emily O'Dowd

On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in the industry she enjoys reading, running and sailing.

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