China has debuted its new high-speed bullet train designed to operate in extremely cold temperatures. The train, which was rolled out in Beijing on 6 January, will run on a new high-speed line connecting the Chinese capital with northeastern destinations including cities Shenyang and Harbin — the latter of which is famed for its annual snow and ice festival.
The CR400AF-G train, which can operate at speeds of up to 350km per hour in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, is part of the Fuxing series of high-speed electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains developed and operated by the state-owned China State Railway Group.
Officials have yet to announce when the train will begin operations. Our Destination Asia China team is on the ground and will continue to provide updates.