China officially rolls out its new bullet train for miles high

China officially debuted a rail project that will improve their serene mountainous routes by employing new technologies and materials like carbon fiber and light and high-tech air bags. The brand new Xinjiang-Ganghui high-speed rail…

China officially rolls out its new bullet train for miles high

China officially debuted a rail project that will improve their serene mountainous routes by employing new technologies and materials like carbon fiber and light and high-tech air bags.

The brand new Xinjiang-Ganghui high-speed rail project is one of the largest rail projects in the world at the moment.

With a speed of 620 kph it will mark a milestone in China’s history of expanding its high-speed rail system throughout the country.

China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network with 1,564 kilometers (970 miles) of services running from cities such as Kunming, Xi’an and Beijing, and is in the process of adding 10 new lines this year alone.

As part of the new project the trains will be powered by small motors designed by Chinese architecture company Harbin. The idea is to incorporate small motors into the train car’s design to reduce weight.

“Miniaturized motors, which rely less on larger motors’ larger power, can increase maximum motor-drive speed by one third,” Harbin said in a statement.

But miniaturization is only one facet of this futuristic project. Besides light metalless air bags and a high-tech taillight unit, the railway system will also run on carbon fiber, water and aerogel insulation.

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