China has unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art Fuxing bullet train, that is said to be the world’s first intelligent and autonomous high-speed train reaching the speed of 350 kilometers per hour and a 5G live broadcast studio on board, in order to serve the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The high-speed Fuxing bullet train
The driverless Fuxing bullet train travels at speeds of 217 miles per hour and can carry 564 passengers per trip in its eight carriages. It is being put on the tracks just in time for the Beijing Games, to ferry passengers along the 108-mile journey between the Chinese capital and satellite venues in the city of Zhangjiakou.
the railway builder China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group told that the 176-kilometer railway snakes down through rivers, lakes, urban main roads, and other railways, posing complex construction challenges and risks. The rail link will shorten the current four-hour journey from Nanchang in Jiangxi to Hefei in Anhui to around two hours, boosting the railway network between provinces in Central China and serving the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
The Beijing Olympics dedicated train made its first journey
The first train custom-made for the Beijing Winter Olympics set off on Thursday on the high-speed railway linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host cities of the upcoming 2022 Winter Games. #GLOBALink pic.twitter.com/GYdzzdpwvG
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 6, 2022
The driverless bullet train custom-made for the Beijing Winter Olympics set off on Thursday on the high-speed railway linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host cities of the upcoming 2022 Winter Games. According to the China State Railway Group, the train is decorated with a Winter Olympics-themed coating and has various special facilities, including lockers for ski gear and wheelchair-accessible spaces, as well as a newsroom capable of 5G-assisted live streaming.