Everyone, we have good news! Finally, you can make that long slog up to Beijing in style inside China’s newest (and swankiest) line of bullet trains.
A pair of the entirely made-in-China “Fuxing” (or “rejuvenation”) trains officially hit the tracks for the first time on Monday on the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai. These new trains are designed to run at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, and can even reach a max speed of 400 — faster than any other bullet train in China.
Those of you who have already traveled to Beijing on one of those old-fashioned “Hexie” model trains may be a bit unimpressed by this revelation, considering that the line’s operational speed was already 300. But you likely won’t fail to be impressed by all the other marginal improvements made by the Fuxing.
On board, you’ll be given a bit more arm room and leg room. All cabins will also come equipped with outlets and free Wifi for your comfort and convenience. Additionally, the Fuxing trains last longer and consume 17% less energy than their outdated predecessors.
Have a look around:
While so far there are only two, China plans to mass produce these suckers in the future, so that soon all high-speed train travelers across the country will have a bit more elbow room and Wifi access. The future is now!
[Images via China News Service / CGTN]
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