China conducts first test of bullet trains running in opposite directions crossing each other at a relative speed over 800 kph, the world’s fastest for trains to be put into operation.
The test is held at a section of high-speed railway line in central China’s Henan Province, which links Zhengzhou in Henan and Xuzhou in east China’s Jiangsu Province. Each of the two trains in test is running at 420 kph at the time of crossing.
China has the world’s longest high-speed rail network with over 19,000 km of track in service by the end of 2015.
At present, the fastest trains are operating at speeds of up to 310 kph in China.