The train that will run on the upcoming Hangzhou-Haining railway starts trial operations in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province on Jan 12. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
The train that will run on the upcoming Hangzhou-Haining railway started a trial run in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province on Jan 12, local media reported.
The trial run starts from Yanguan Station and ends at Tongjiu Road Station with a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour. The entire journey takes only around two minutes.
During the trial period, the train will operate from 8:30 am to 2:00 am. On the first day of the trial period, the driver made more than 20 journeys.
In order to ensure that the Hangzhou-Haining railway is safe when it opens in June this year, 102 drivers have participated in the trial run and undergone professional training.
The train is 80 meters long, 2.88 m wide, 3.8 m tall, and weighs 140 metric tons. It has 182 seats and four carriages, which can accommodate up to 1,100 passengers.
The interior of the train is mostly white, and the poles inside combine curves and straight lines, resembling the famous Qianjiang Tide in Haining county.
The rail has received 14.2 billion yuan ($2.19 billion) in investment and spans 48.1 km. It has 13 stations starting at the Yuhang High-speed Station in Hangzhou and terminating at the International Campus of Zhejiang University Station in Haining.
The logo for the railway consists of a red oval and a white "H", representing the integration of Hangzhou and Haining.
A total of 102 drivers attend the trial run of the Hangzhou-Haining train. [Photo/cnjxol.com]