Automated high speed rail lines will start in China in 2019
brian wang | May 1, 2018
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has announced that an automated high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou will be tested in 2019.The 174-kilometer intercity railway is a high-speed rail line, with a designed speed of up to 350 km/h. Construction work on the line began in April 2016 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. There are 10 stations along the line.
Travel time between Beijing to Zhangjiakou in Hebei province will be shortened from the current three hours to within one hour. The automated high-speed train will use 7.5% less energy than the current slower train.