China is set to launch the world’s fastest train with the maximum speed of 380 kmph next month. The fastest train would run on Zhengzhou-Xuzhou high-speed track from next month, state-run People’s Daily Online reported. The new train’s continuous operating speed has increased 50kmph to 350 kpmh, and the highest speed is 400 kmph in testing phase.
China has built about 16,000 kms of his speed train tracks connecting most of its top cities including the Beijing-Shanghai train which made a billion-dollar profit last year. More lines are being constructed as the government tries to boost the economy with infrastructure investment and make travel more convenient.
After the new train is launched, the travel time between Zhengzhou, Central Chinas Henan province, and Xuzhou, east Chinas Jiangsu Province, will be reduced from 2-hour 33-minute to about 80-minute.