It was only last September that we underlined the world speed record on rails set by a Chinese very high speed train: 416,6 km/h.
Today they’ve gone even further: 486,1 km/h. We remind you that it is a record speed for a train in the commercial configuration.
From Xinhua News Agency:
XUZHOU, Jiangsu, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — One of China’s high-speed trains broke the world record for unmodified commercial use on Friday during trial service, the Ministry of Railways (MOR) said.
The sleek white train CRH380A hit a speed of 486.1 kilometers per hour on the tracks between Zaozhuang City of Shandong Province and Bengbu City in eastern Anhui Province, which form a segment of the yet-to-be opened high-speed rail line linking Beijing and Shanghai.
The speed it traveled was as fast as a jet plane at low-speed cruising.
The train’s previous speed record was 416.6 km/h set on Sep. 28 during its run between Shanghai and Hangzhou, capital city of east China’s Zhejiang Province.[...]
And video from Reuters: