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Safety glitch stops China’s high-speed rail

Posted on August 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chinese rail authorities told the AFP they plan to stop some high-speed rail services due to scheduling concerns, just as Caixin Century Magazine published claims that a significant safety flaw had been discovered on a bullet train made by a state-owned firm. This news comes on the heels of the July 23 collision of two bullet trains killed at least 40 people and left nearly 200 injured.

The magazine reported that workers found a 0.28-inch-long, 2.4-millimetre-tall crack last month on the axle of a train made by China CNR Corp — a claim the firm promptly denied. For the full story, click here.

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