World’s fastest bullet train comes into service on Hainan East Ring Railway
Photo taken on March 8, 2011 shows a CRH380A bullet train is running on Hainan East Ring High-speed Railway. The CRH380A train recorded a top speed of 400km/h in a test run
From March 8, 2011, railway authorities began to put the latest high-speed train CRH380A into operation in the Hainan East Ring High-speed Railway in an effort to meet the increasing demand for passengers, reports xinhuanet.com.
Dubbed as a “land flight”, the bullet train CRH380A is so far the world’s fastest bullet train in a trial run with a top speed of 400 km/h. Trains running from Haikou to Sanya will cut the journey to less than 1 hour.
The whole train can carry 490 passengers and consists of 2 first-class cars and 5 second-class cars. The two first-class cars provide passengers with 6 seats for sightseeing along the journey.
As for train CRH380A, the ticket price for the first-class seat from Haikou to Sanya is 105 yuan and the second-class seat is 88 yuan. Besides, the ticket price of a sightseeing seat and VIP car will reach up to 263 yuan.
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