China exports electric bullet trains to Georgia

Updated: 2012-07-18 09:57


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BEIJING -- A Chinese electric locomotive manufacturer said on Tuesday it had delivered electric bullet trains that could operate at a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour to Georgia.

The electric bullet trains, manufactured by Puzhen Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd, the country's largest train manufacturer, marked a breakthrough for Chinese train makers to tap the former Soviet market.

The trains are equipped with CSR's electric traction system, the network control system and traction motors, according to Zhang Jun, CSR's vice-president.

Zhang said the delivery of the trains signalled CSR's expansion in the central Asian market and the company would eye future business opportunities in Ukraine and Azerbaijan that use the same track standards for their railways.

CSR has exported products to countries and regions such as India, Malaysia, Guinea, Argentina, Tunisia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea.