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China completes first high-speed electric train for Rio do Janeiro

Wednesday, June 8th 2011 - 23:20 UTC
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Each unit is composed of four coaches Each unit is composed of four coaches

China has built the first high-speed electrical train for Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro in time for use during the 2014 World Cup Football and 2016 Olympic Games.

This is the first time that a Chinese high-speed train has successfully entered the South American market, the official People's Daily reported.

The train is made of Type A stainless steel with a maximum speed of 100 km per hour. Each unit is composed of four coaches.

The Electrical Multiple-Unit train's body strength is 2.5 times that of European manufacturers, according to the report.

After an operation test lasting nearly one month, the train will be delivered in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.


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  • MarkWhelan

    I wonder if Brazil told China that not one rail of track has been laid for this train yet.

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 08:32 pm 0
  • Forgetit86

    This is not a high-speed train, though some blogs reported it was. Mercopress's is really shoddy journalism.

    Jun 13th, 2011 - 07:42 pm 0
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