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China started operation of CRRC CR200J-C trains

29 January 2024
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The CR200J-C train by CRRC
The CR200J-C train by CRRC. Source: Wikipedia
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

China: Nine night trains and six day trains were put into service in the Central China region.

The 459 m long night train has two head 5,600 kW electric locomotives and 16 passenger cars. A total of 1,012 passengers can be accommodated in 13 first and second class sleeping cars and three seating cars.

The 232 m long day trains are push-pull vehicles. They consist of one locomotive, seven intermediate second class seating cars and one end car with control cab and passenger compartment. The train has 676 seats.

The sleeping car in the CRRC CR200-C. Source: CRRC

The CR200J Fuxing trains with a design speed of 160 km/h have been in operation in China since 2019. In total, CRRC has built more than 360 vehicles. In 2023, a new generation adapted to high altitude conditions, the CR200J-C, was launched on the Qinghai–Tibet Main Line, in Urumqi and Jinan. These trains have a wider body of 3,360 mm and an improved interior than the first trains.

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