China’s first tourism-dedicated low-speed maglev train rolls off CRRC assembly line 

The first maglev train for the Qingyuan maglev tour line in South China’s Guangdong province rolled off the assembly line in Tangshan, North China’s Hebei Province, on Friday, the domestic train maker China Railway Construction Corporation (CRRC) announced.

China’s first tourism-dedicated low-speed maglev train rolls off CRRC assembly line 

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The train will be used on the Qingyuan line, which is China’s first tourism-dedicated low-speed maglev line. Construction of the line started in December 2017.

The new train is part of the sixth-generation maglev train series developed by China Railway Construction Corporation Tangshan Co (CRRC Tangshan), a subsidiary of CRRC. The magnetic gauge is 1,860 millimeters and the design speed is 120 kilometers per hour, the company said.

The train has a lightweight aluminum alloy body and adopts technologies such as self-traction and automatic driving to comprehensively improve the train’s running speed, reliability and comfort, said Liu Yuefeng, the chief designer of the train.

“The train’s traction capacity is 48 percent higher than that of the previous generation, and its suspension capacity is 8 percent higher. The maximum suspension force of the train is 35 tons,” said Liu Yuefeng.

The fourth-generation maglev train produced by CRRC Tangshan has been in service on Beijing’s S1 line for nearly five years and successfully served the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

The seventh-generation train has a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour and uses carbon fiber lightweight composite material, said CRRC Tangshan.

Founded in 1881, CRRC Tangshan is the cradle of China’s rail transit industry and the first rail equipment enterprise in China to carry out the engineering and industrialization of maglev transportation technology.

Construction of the Qingyuan maglev tour line is planned in two phases, according to the project plan on the website of the Qingyuan municipal government.

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