Olympic trains’ winning design unveiled
The results of a competition held to come up with the best design of Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed trains were unveiled in Beijing on Monday.
The design of two models became the final winner – one with head shaped like an eagle and body colored with red and yellow ribbons like dancing dragon and phoenix and the other one with fish-shaped head and body colored in blue with snow decoration.
The design combines Chinese elements, Olympic spirit and the century-old Beijing-Zhangjiakou culture.
The Olympic trains will be based on Fuxing trains and will be greener and smarter as new technologies such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence will be used in the manufacturing.
A prototype of the trains will be ready by the end of this year, and the testing will be finished by the first half of 2019.
The train will run along the route between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the two co-host cities of 2022 Winter Olympics.
The route is considered historically significant as the Beijing-Zhangjiakou railway, China’s first independently built railway, opened to traffic in 1909.