New Olympic Fuxing EMU Train Unveiled

Updated : 2022-01-10Source : CCFAO
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The new-type Fuxing EMU train developed by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles for the forthcoming Beijing Winter Olympicswas officially unveiled on January 6, 2022. The exterior coating features the theme “Auspicious Snow Ushers in Spring” through a stunning visual effect of snowflakes and sports elements that best fit the Winter Olympics. 

The new version Fuxing EMU, intelligent, green and humanistic, which is based on the operating experience and advanced technology of Beijing Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway, is tailormade for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Insiders say intelligent driving functions are added to the version, including automatic driving at a speed of 350km/h, the first of its kind around the world, automatic departure, operation, parking and door control. 

Among the highlights unveiled also include the Olympic Studio inside the train. According to Zhu Yan, Deputy Director of Research of CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, “high-speed rail plus 5G plus 4K” are integrated to create the world’s first high-speed rail 5G ultra-high definition studio for the Olympics, with six 4K channels for live 5G high-definition broadcasting of sports events. 

To serve the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games, the design is optimized. The coach 5 is multi-functional, with a media area covering 12 desks, general sockets and small push-pull tables, etc. The coaches 1, 4 and 8 are for ski equipment storage. In addition, there is a storage section for wheelchairs, a barrier-free washroom and a platform compensator to meet the needs of guests and athletes of the Winter Paralympic Games. 

Blue lights are installed on the top of the coach to highlight the theme of ice and snow for the Winter Olympic Games. The open dining bar is inside the coach 5, with a keynote of blue for the “Beijing 2022 Olympics” to reflect the unremitting spirit of Winter Olympic athletes. The broadcasting and information display are bilingual of Chinese and English. In addition, entertainment, wireless screen projection, vehicle function introduction, operating information query are provided at the intelligent, interactive terminals inside the coaches of business class.  

According to Zhu Yan, breakthroughs have been made in sci-tech intelligence, integrating power battery and auxiliary driving technology with automatic driving to realize intelligent emergency operation, the first of its kind in the world. The navigation system Beidou is adopted for the first time, configured with Gigabit Ethernet for the passengers to enjoy connection with the whole world. 

On the basis of meeting the requirements of pandemic control and prevention, China Railway Group will arrange 40 pairs of trains a day to serve the Winter Olympic Games, with 23 pairs ready for allocation as needed. According to the diagram, it takes only 26 minutes, 50 minutes and 65 minutes from Beijing Qinghe Station to Yanqing, Taizicheng and Chongli respectively.