China Star (Simp. Chinese: 中华之星, aka DJJ2) is an indigenously designed experimental high speed train manufactured in China. It is a push-pull train developed from the DJJ1 "Blue Arrow" high speed train by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works.
It consists of 2 locomotives and 9 passenger cars. The prototype rolled out in 2002. The train set is designed with completely independent intellectual property, for a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph), and a full load of 726 passengers. It achieved a top speed of 321 km/h (200 mph) on the newly built Qinshen Passenger Railway during a test run in late 2002, setting a record Chinese train speed. However, owing to unknown reasons, the train has not been mass-manufactured yet. Only one prototype has been produced. The train entered into passenger service in 2005 but were limited to a top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph). Since China had already chosen the CRH series trains for the sixth national railway speed acceleration, the China Star project was discontinued.
Shenyang RB ceased services offered by "China Star" from August 2006. As of 2007, the train was sealed and placed at an unsheltered parking area of the depot.
One of its power car and three passenger cars were moved to China Railway Museum. Becoming the first high speed train being displayed in the museum.
China Star is also a name of Chinese restaurant. Most of the China Star restaurants are in the US. Even though the food in China Star is not really traditional Chinese food, lots of Americans still like it. Actually, the food in China Star has combined both Chinese taste and American taste, so more and more Americans starts to accept this kind of food. This is the website of ChinaStar restaurant:http://www.chinastarpa.com/