The State Railroad Company of China (CRRC) has created a prototype of a maglev bullet train. It is expected to reach speeds of up to 600 km / h. The start of operation is scheduled for 2021.
CRRC Deputy Chief Engineer Ding Sansan, who leads the project, said the development of a prototype takes about three years. As a result, a light, high-strength train body was created, on the basis of which it is planned to create five more prototypes. To step up work on the new train, CRRC's subsidiary Qingdao Sifang will build an experimental and test facility by the end of 2019.
This landmark event marks China's entry into the battle for leadership in bullet train development. For comparison, a similar Japanese express train will only be completed in about 10 years, and its estimated speed will be only 360 km / h.