China which has been operating bullet trains is now developing a new high-speed locomotive that could travel like smaller air planes, logging about 500 km per hour, a top railway official has said.
“We want to lead the world in high-speed railway construction,” He Huawu, chief engineer of Chinese Ministry of Railways said. China created a world record on June 24, 2008, when the Beijing-Tianjin CRH3 high-speed train hit 394.3 kilometres per hour. Experts however said the 500 km super fast train is still in the research phase. The technology is in its final phase of development.
“Our aim is to tell the world that China has the ability to achieve this goal,” Wang Mengshu, a professor at the Tunnel and Underground Engineering Research Centre said.