An experimental train – under development by CSR Corp Limited for test but not operational purposes – will “try to break the 574.8-km/h record” set by
On Dec 3, a high-speed passenger train manufactured by CSR set an operating speed record of 486.1 km/h on a test run on the Beijing-Shanghai line.
The sources did not elaborate on the exact date the test will be carried out.
A railway linking
The railway is part of a proposed high-speed rail network linking
The media earlier quoted the transport ministry in
A feasibility study is being carried out and it is expected that the railway will take four years to complete, Somsavat Lengsavad said.
Sources with the Ministry of Railways said that trains on that line will run at a speed of 200 km/h.
Suthep Thaugsuban, vice-prime minister of
The railway will greatly enhance mobility in Southeast Asia and boost economic development in
The proposed rail network will better connect
A 1,920-km rail line from Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, to Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, is expected to start construction soon, while another rail link between southwestern China and Cambodia is also under discussion, earlier reports said.
The country aims to expand its high-speed rail network to 13,000 km by 2012, and to 16,000 km by 2020, he said.
Globally, nearly 25,000-km of high-speed rail tracks have been laid in 17 countries and regions, including Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain and South Korea.