Upgrade for Beijing-Shanghai Bullet Train
Two new domestically produced trains put into service in late June on the high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai bring multiple improvements to the route. The new trains offer an increase in elbow and leg room, more conveniently located power outlets and free Wi-Fi for passengers. These new models are also capable of higher speeds, up to 248 mph (compared to the previous 186 mph), and use 17% less energy than their predecessors. The price of tickets on the improved route remains the same. Production of more trains is planned to bring them to all high-speed lines around the nation.