China will operate more “Fuxing” bullet trains everyday as a new train diagram will be put into operation beginning April 10.
According to China Railway Corp, the national railway operator, China will begin carrying out the new train diagram with adjustments to routes, speeds and train numbers.
The diagram shows that eight pairs of “Fuxing” bullet trains traveling at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour will be added to the Beijing - Shanghai railway. The total number of “Fuxing” bullet trains running every day across the country will reach 114.5 pairs, linking 23 municipalities and provincial capitals.
The “Fuxing” train, also known as “Rejuvenation”, is a new bullet train model mainly developed based on China’s railway standards and technologies, and aims to adapt to China’s environment and rail transport patterns.
The adoption of “Fuxing” trains in June has shortened the Beijing-Shanghai travel time to 4 hours and 24 minutes. After the new diagram is put into operation, the travel time between Beijing and Shanghai will be further reduced to 4 hours and 18 minutes. Travel time between Beijing and Hangzhou, and between Beijing and Hefei will be cut by 36 and 20 minutes respectively, according to China Railway Corp.
More express and large cargo freight trains, such as China Railway Express, a freight train between China and Europe, and freight trains to transport coal, will be added, too.
The trains are expected to transport an extra of 200 million metric tons of coal thanks to the enhancement of the transport capacity, according to the China Railway Corp.