China Railways CRH6


The China Railways CRH6 is a new generation of intercity high-speed train of the People's Republic of China. It is designed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. and will be manufactured by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co. Ltd at its subsidiary, the CSR Guangdong Jiangmen Factory.[1]

Overview

The CRH6 will be divided into two major types, according to stopping patterns:

  • High-Speed Version, designed top speed 250 km/h (155 mph), top operating speed 220 km/h (137 mph) to be used on non-stop or express services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout and has toilets on board.[2]
  • Quasi-high Speed version, designed top speed 180 km/h (112 mph), operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph) to be used on local services will feature longitudinal seating arrangements similar to that of subway trains. There is also no toilet on board the train.[2]

On December 29, 2009, the MOR Ordered 22 sets of 160 km/h (99 mph) class and 10 sets of 200 km/h (124 mph) class 6-car Intercity High Speed train from CSR Puzhen, the contract worth 2346 million RMB,[3] and now the order has been transformed into 24 sets of CRH6 and will be delivered by the end of 2012.[4][5]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 最新型“和谐号”将是“江门造”
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ 中国南车获国内首个城际列车项目订单 总值23.46亿人民币
  4. ^ http://i.5h77.com/attachment/201202/24/2_1330062234ZMPD.jpg
  5. ^ http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/davidwei01/88f89f49gw1dxwvnr0ygzj.jpg

External links

  • Official CRH6 Model Train
  • Photo of CRH6 trial run
  • Interior photos of CRH6
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