China develops high-speed train to run on different rail systems
File photo/Zhang Jian (NBD)
Chinese train maker CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd. recently rolled out a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems.
The train, with a standard speed of 400 km per hour, has been developed to cope with different rail systems on international routes, making international rail travel more convenient.
The company said the train can operate in temperatures between minus 25 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius.
There are currently four main railway track standards around the world. When ordinary trains run between countries with different gauges, they need to replace their train bogies, which takes time and effort.
As the new CRRC train is equipped with gauge-changing bogies, it can change its rail mode during cross-border travel, greatly improving the efficiency of travel across rail systems.