China will launch the world’s fastest train, with a speed of 380 km per hour, in the month of September this year. As reported by the People’s Daily Online, it would run on Zhengzhou-Xuzhou high-speed track. After the new train is launched, the travel time between Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, and Xuzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, will be shortened from 2-hour 33-minute to about 80-minute.
The new train’s continuous operating speed has increased from 50 km to 350 km, and the highest speed is 400 km. The new generation train will mainly be used to ferry passengers in China. To make travel more convenient and comfortable, and to boost the economy with infrastructure investment, the government is building more lines.
China is also trying to aggressively market its high speed train technology abroad especially in India. A Chinese train firm is currently conducting feasibility study for Chennai-New Delhi high speed train.