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Chinese train breaks speed record

world Updated: Dec 04, 2010 01:11 IST
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China on Friday claimed that one of its high-speed trains broke the world record for unmodified commercial use during trial service.

The train hit a speed of 486.1 km per hour on the tracks between Zaozhuang city of Shandong province and Bengbu city in eastern Anhui province, which form a segment of the world's longest high-speed rail line linking Beijing and Shanghai, China Daily reported.

The train's previous speed record was 416.6 km per hour set Sep 28 during its run between Shanghai and Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang province.

"It not only marks a milestone in the construction of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, but also is a major achievement of China's technology innovation," said Wang Yongping, spokesman of the ministry of railways.

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