Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020 shows the new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

CHANGCHUN, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese train maker CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. on Wednesday rolled out a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems.

The train, with a standard speed of 400 km per hour, has been developed to cope with different rail systems on international routes, making international rail travel more convenient.

A staff member controls a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Staff members look at screens to check the running of the new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

The company said the train can operate in temperatures between minus 50 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius, and can also operate under different traction power supply systems and railway transportation standards of different countries.

Based on the prototype and technology, the company is ready to take orders for customized high-speed trains and train products according to the technical standards and operational requirements of various regions of the world.

Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020 shows a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020 shows an inside view of a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020 shows a washroom in a new type of high-speed train which can run on different rail systems in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

There are currently four main railway track standards around the world. When ordinary trains run between countries with different gauges, they need to replace their train bogies, which takes time and effort.

As the new CRRC train is equipped with gauge-changing bogies, it can change its rail mode during cross-border travel, greatly improving the efficiency of travel across rail systems.

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