The first high-speed passenger trains launched in Xinjiang, China

By the end of this year, another 20 Fusin-type trains are planned to be launched in XUAR on various routes,Gudonk newspaper has reported

The first high-speed passenger trains, capable of speeds up to 160 km per hour, were put into operation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR, North-West China), replacing old and low-speed models, according to the local railway company China Railway Urumqi Group. 

Fusin-type trains running on electricity can move along existing rails in the XUAR, but, unlike older models, they have airtight compartments, temperature control inside the cars and low noise level. Compositions of a similar class also run between Beijing and Shanghai at a speed of 350 km per hour.

The first Fusin squads in the XUAR were launched on August 8 between Urumqi, the XUAR administrative center, and Korla.Three pairs of trains run daily to both cities, which reduced the travel time between them from five to three hours. 

By the end of this year, another 20 Fusin class trains are planned to be launched in the XUAR on various railway routes. 

According to official statistics, in the first half of 2019, the XUAR received about 75.9 million tourists, which is 46% more than a year earlier.

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