INTERFLO 450 - Beijing–Shanghai, China

On the 30th June 2011, the new 1,318 km Beijing to Shanghai high-speed passenger line - equipped with BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 450 ERTMS Level 2 technology opened in China. This is a new record for the longest line in the world operating with ERTMS technology, taking over from the 1070 km Wuhan – Guangzhou line that we had also supplied. The line is designed for a speed of 350km/h but will initially run at 300km/h, halving the minimum journey time between the two cities to approx 4 hours and 48 minutes. The line is expected to transport more than 80 million passengers annually (double the previous capacity).