The train left the station in Beijing at 8:55 a.m. on June 24 to smash the old record about 20 minutes later. This momentous event was witnessed by the Minister of Railways, Liu Zhijun. Based on the Velaro CN designed by Siemens and built in Tangshan, China, the train finally set a new record speed of 394.3 km/h on the return trip from Tianjin to Beijing.
Ernst Reuss, project manager for the Velaro CN at Siemens, was also there for the record-breaking event: “We were traveling practically at sea level, as Tjanjin is a port city. This meant the drag coefficient was higher. Besides that, the train is heavier and wider than the Velaro in Spain. All in all, this new speed record is quite a respectable achievement!”
Five CRH 3 trains are to start running between the two Olympic sports venues from August 1 onwards. China Rail ordered a total of 60 Velaro trains. Three of them have been built in Krefeld in Germany, while the other 57 units are being built at Tangshan Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works in Tangshan.Angelika Holtkamp
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