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Beijing Metro with Alstom traction system begins trial run

Rail| October 27, 2010
The traction system for Beijing Line 15, specially designed and developed by Alstom for the Chinese market, is named OPTONIX and allows the train to consume 30 percent less energy than a conventional metro thanks to performance improvements in the traction system and energy regenerative brakes.

China inaugurates high-speed Shanghai-Hangzhou rail line

Rail| October 26, 2010
The CRH380 train, built in China with Chinese technology, has been clocked at almost 262 mph, a world speed record, though it will usually operate at a maximum speed of 220 mph.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Amberg delivers GRP track surveying systems to China

Although the Amberg GRP system is modular and can address a wide variety of track measurement applications such as clearance, tamping, track geometry surveying and as-built documentation, the GRP 1000 configuration, which is being utilized in China, caters to the special requirements of slab track construction.
Bus| August 5, 2010

Chinese bus designed to straddle traffic

This 18-foot tall bus, which is about two street lanes wide, operates like a train on wheels, and is so tall that cars can drive right under it.
Bus| August 5, 2010

Chinese bus designed to straddle traffic

A Chinese company has designed something called a "straddling bus," which operates like a train on wheels, and is so tall that cars can drive right under it. Each bus is about two street lanes wide and 18 feet tall, according to Song Youzhou, the chairman of Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Company, which is building these enormous buses.

Rail| July 16, 2010

Bombardier joint venture wins Chinese high-speed trains contract

With this additional order, a total of 1,280 CRH1 cars have been ordered from Bombardier Sifang in China so far.
Rail| May 4, 2010

China bolsters growth with high-speed rail investment

Nation plans to spend an estimated $300 billion to meet its 2020 goal for high-speed rail.
Rail| April 8, 2010

China to play role in U.S. HSR

The country has signed preliminary agreements with California and General Electric for the export and licensing of bullet trains.
Rail| September 28, 2009

Bombardier to supply very high-speed trains to China

The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated $4 billion. Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at $2 billion.
Rail| April 8, 2009

Wabtec forms joint venture in China

Partnering company, Shenyang CNR Wabtec Railway Brake Technology Co., Ltd., will produce pneumatic control valves and other braking related equipment.

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