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Mon Dec 26, 2011, 11:33 AM

China tests 500 km/h super high-speed train





BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday, as the country moves ahead with its railway ambitions despite serious problems on its high-speed network.

The train, made by a subsidiary of CSR Corp Ltd, China's largest train maker, is designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

It "will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations," it quoted train expert Shen Zhiyun as saying.

But future Chinese trains will not necessarily run at such high speeds, CSR chairman Zhao Xiaogang told the Beijing Morning News. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-tests-500-km-h-super-high-speed-060158634.html



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Mon Dec 26, 2011, 12:02 PM

1. They're testing the effects of a crash.

Or the effects on the metal of it sitting idle in empty master planned cities.

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Mon Dec 26, 2011, 01:15 PM

2. You couldn't pay me $1,000 to ride that train

 

I predict it crashes within five years.

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