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China's new 400kph trains "Fuxing" to serve Xiamen-Shanghai line

Updated: 21 Dec 2017
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China's next-generation bullet train, "Fuxing," debuted on the Beijing-Shanghai line in June this year. The new bullet trains, also known as electric multiple units (EMU), boast top speeds of 400 kilometers an hour and a consistent speed of 350 kilometers an hour.

With the intellectual property rights fully owned by China, the latest version of the "China Standards" bullet train highlights not only products that are China-made, but also China-designed.

Highlights of the "Fuxing" trains

> Free WiFi
All the carriages will feature WiFi coverage
> Longer operation life
The "Fuxing" trains can be operational for 30 years, 10 years longer than current "Hexie" trains
> Larger seat spacing
The seat spacing will be larger than current "Hexie" trains
> Adjustable lighting mode
Lighting can be adjusted in accordance with passengers' requests.

Starting from December 28th, 2017, China's new train operation diagram will be put into effect. Xiamen will add three new pairs of trains to Nanjing, Wuhan, and Zhaoan. Meanwhile, Shanghai-bound passengers can take "Fuxing" bullet trains from Xiamen, with ticket fares and travel times unchanged.

As announced, the G1655/8 will adopt the "Fuxing" bullet trains:

G1658: Xiamen North Railway Station to Shanghai
Departs at 4:15 p.m.
Arrives at 10:47 p.m.

G1655: Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen North Railway Station
Departs at 9:23 a.m.
Arrives at 3:33 p.m.
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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