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China Star

China Star

China Star (Simp. Chinese: 中华之星, aka DJJ2) is an indigenously designed experimental high speed train manufactured in China. It is a push-pull train developed from the DJJ1 "Blue Arrow" high speed train by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works.

Overview

It consists of 2 locomotives and 9 passenger cars. The prototype rolled out in 2002. The train set is designed with completely independent intellectual property, for a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph), and a full load of 726 passengers.[1][2] It achieved a top speed of 321km/h (200 mph) on the newly built Qinshen Passenger Railway during a test run in late 2002, setting a record Chinese train speed. However, owing to unknown reasons, the train has not been mass-manufactured yet. Only one prototype has been produced. The train entered into passenger service in 2005 but were limited to a top speed of 160km/h (100 mph). Since China has already chosen the CRH series trains for the sixth national railway speed acceleration, the fate of China Star was doomed.

Shenyang RB ceased services offered by "China Star" from August 2006. As of 2007, the train was sealed and placed at an unsheltered parking area of the depot.

One of its power car and three passenger cars were moved to China Railway Museum. Becoming the first high speed train being displayed in the museum.

References

  1. ^ China's Fastest Train Starts Operation - TRAVEL, china.org.cn
  2. ^ China Star Bullet Train Project on Track - Machinery Lubrication

External links

  • Product information (Zhuzhou)
  • Product information (Datong)
  • Video clip
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