China Railways CRH6

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China Railways CRH6 EMU
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CRH6F-4503 at China National Railway Test Center
Manufacturer CSR 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
Quasi High-speed version: 1545 standard / 2110 max
Operator(s) Chinese Ministry of Railways
Line(s) served Guangzhu ICR, Suiguanshen ICR, Guanhui ICR, Guangfo Link, Chengdu–Dujiangyan ICR, Jinshan Railway
Train length 199.5 m (655 ft)
Width 3,300 mm (10 ft 10 in)
Height 3,900 mm (12 ft 10 in)
Platform height 1,130 mm (3 ft 8 in)
Maximum speed High-speed version: 250 km/h (155 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 intercity high-speed train of the People's Republic of China (Siemens technology). It is designed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. and will be manufactured by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Co. Ltd at its subsidiary, the CSR Guangdong Jiangmen Factory.[2]


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

  • High-Speed Version, designed top speed 250 km/h (155 mph), top operating speed 220 km/h (137 mph) to be used on non-stop or express services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout and has toilets on board.[3]
  • Quasi-high Speed version, designed top speed 180 km/h (112 mph), operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph) to be used on local services will feature longitudinal seating arrangements similar to that of subway trains. There is also no toilet on board the train.[3]

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]

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