The Laos-China Railway Company, developer and operator of the China–Laos railway, has received an electric multiple unit (EMU) train for trial operations at Vientiane Station in Laos. The train is manufactured by China-based CRRC Corporation.
The train comprises of nine cars, including a locomotive, a dining coach, a first-class coach, and six second-class coaches, with a seating capacity of 720 passengers. The train is based on the Fuxing bullet train model and has a maximum operating speed of 160 km/hr.
The China–Laos railway is an inter-country railway line that will span 414.33 km and connect China’s Kunming region with Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The project is being developed by a total estimated investment of CNY37.4 billion. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin from December 2, 2021.