China Southern Rolling Stock (CSR) unveiled a new high-speed test train which is designed to operate at speeds of up to 500km/h.
CSR has used new lightweight materials such as carbon fibre composites, magnesium alloy and nanometer sound insulation in the vehicle body. This has reduced the weight of the bodyshell while at the same time improving its rigidity.
The train has taken two years of develop and CSR has worked in conjunction with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Railways’ Department of Education and Science together with the China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing Jiaotong University and the Insitute of Mechanics.
Source: IRJ Feb. 2012