Do you need speed? Then China’s new bullet train can give you just the right thrill as the new prototype train can hit speeds as high as 500km/h. Reports from China Daily suggest that CSR Corp unveiled the train in Shandong’s eastern province. Crafted using “plastic reinforced with carbon fiber and magnesium alloy,” the six-car train is light that gives it high speeds. Although commercially available, the movie seems to strengthen the planned Beijing-Hong Kong high-speed line that will connect to Hong Kong by 2015.
However, the movie seems to a bit mistimed, considering that the collision between two high-speed trains in July that saw 40 people dead is still on. CSR also made the trains in question, but the collision is attributed to a signal error.
[News] And [Telegraph]