The fastest train in China, China Star, started operation On Aug. 16th along Qinhuangdao-Shenyang Railway. It takes only 3 hours to finish the 400-kilometer journey at an operation speed of 160 kilometers per hour.
China Star is a high-speed electric motor train unit independently developed by China with complete independent intellectual property.
The designed speed is 270 km per hour, and the full load reaches up to 726 passengers.
(CNTA.com August 26, 2005)