China Railways CRH6

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China Railways CRH6 EMU
CRH6F-4503@BCR (20160420125856).jpg
CRH6F-4503 at China National Railway Test Center
Manufacturer CRRC Nanjing Puzhen
Built at CSR Guangdong Jiangmen Rail Transit Vehicles
Number built 24 trainsets (192 cars)
Formation 8 cars per trainset (4M4T)
Capacity High-speed version: 586 seating / 1506 max
Higher-speed version: 1545 standard / 2110 max
Operator(s) Chinese Ministry of Railways
Train length 199.5 m (655 ft)
Width 3,300 mm (10 ft 10 in)
Height 3,860 mm (12 ft 8 in)
Platform height 1,250 mm (4 ft 1 in)
Maximum speed High-speed version: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Quasi High-speed version: 180 km/h (112 mph)
Traction system IGBT VVVF inverter control
(Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric)[1]
Transmission AC-DC-AC
Power supply Overhead catenary
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Braking system(s) Regenerative, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The China Railways CRH6 is a new generation of regional/commuter high-speed train of the People's Republic of China. It is designed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock. and will be manufactured by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock at its subsidiary, the CSR Guangdong Jiangmen Factory.[2]


The CRH6 will be divided into three major types, according to stopping patterns:

  • CRH6A is the high speed version with a designed top speed 250 km/h (155 mph), top operating speed 220 km/h (137 mph) to be used on regional non-stop or express services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout using reversible seats that have a similar level of comfort and space to that of intercity trains. Some cars on the train will have toilets on board.[3]
  • CRH6F is the higher-speed version with a designed top speed 180 km/h (112 mph), operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph) to be used on express commuter services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout with non-reverable seats that have a similar level of comfort and space to that of a suburban train. There is also no toilet on board the train.[3]
  • CRH6S with a designed top speed 140 km/h (87 mph), to be used on local commuter services. It will feature longitudinal seating arrangements similar to that of subway trains with more and larger doors for faster boarding and alighting. No models exist in revenue service but it is expected that the under construction Wenzhou Urban Railway and Suiguanshen ICR will use them.

On December 29, 2009, the MOR Ordered 22 sets of 160 km/h (99 mph) class and 10 sets of 200 km/h (124 mph) class 6-car Intercity High Speed train from CSR Puzhen, the contract worth 2346 million RMB,[4] and now the order has been transformed into 24 sets of CRH6 and will be delivered by the end of 2012.[5][6]



Car No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Designation Tc M M Tp T Mp M Tc
Numbering ZE xxxx01 ZE xxxx02 ZE xxxx03 ZE xxxx04 ZE xxxx05 ZE xxxx06 ZE xxxx07 ZE xxxx00
Capacity (seated) 45 64 64 62 64 64 64 50


Car No. 1 2 3 4
Designation Tc Mp Mp Tc
Numbering ZE xxxx01 ZE xxxx02 ZE xxxx03 ZE xxxx00
Capacity (seated) 50 78 74 50

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CRH6A at Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway in March 2018



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