The high-speed electric multiple unit (HEMU) 430X bullet train covered 28.2km on a test run at a speed of 150km/h, but is capable of reaching speeds of up to 430km/h.
The HEMU 430X is claimed to be the world’s fourth fastest high-speed train, after models developed in France, China and Japan.
The train is powered by 410kW traction motors, each of which produces a tractive effort of 9.1kN.
It will be equipped with two types of traction systems. The first of these consists of 16 units with two IGBT PWM converters and VVVF inverter-controlled asynchronous traction motors.
Until 2015, the HEMU will be tested and driven for at least 100,000km, while actual passenger operations are scheduled to start in 2016 or 2017.
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