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Harbin-Dalian high-speed train begins operation

English.news.cn   2012-12-01 11:43:54            

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- A fascination for speed is part of our nature, and the world’s first ever high-speed rail, which operates in extreme weather conditions, is about to set new limits in China’s northeast.

The Harbin-Dalian high-speed line will link key cities and squeeze the journey time to as little as 3 hours. But how will these trains cope with the variation in weather conditions between Harbin’s harsh winters and the high summer temperatures of Dalian?

Gao Baijiang, maintenance engineer of Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail, said, "Hot air from these yellow blowers on the ground will ensure the snow and ice under the train melt quickly, and the train will undergo regular service."

And it’s equipped with a special braking system.

(Source: CNTV.cn)


Editor: Yang Lina
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