China Railway CRH6

The CRH6 Hexie (simplified Chinese: 和谐号; traditional Chinese: 和諧號; pinyin: Héxié Hào; literally: "Harmony") is a regional/commuter high-speed train of the People's Republic of China. It is designed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock. and will be manufactured by CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock at its subsidiary, the CSR Guangdong Jiangmen Factory.[2]

China Railway CRH6 EMU
CRH6F-4503 at China National Railway Test Center
ManufacturerCRRC Nanjing Puzhen
Built atCSR Guangdong Jiangmen Rail Transit Vehicles
Number built24 trainsets (192 cars)
Formation8 cars per trainset (4M4T)
CapacityHigh-speed version: 586 seating / 1506 max
Higher-speed version: 1545 standard / 2110 max
Operator(s)
Specifications
Train length199.5 m (655 ft)
Width3,300 mm (10 ft 10 in)
Height3,860 mm (12 ft 8 in)
Platform height1,250 mm (4 ft 1 in)
Maximum speedHigh-speed version: 200 km/h (124 mph)
Quasi High-speed version: 180 km/h (112 mph)
Traction systemIGBT VVVF inverter control
(Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric)[1]
TransmissionAC-DC-AC
Power supplyOverhead catenary
Electric system(s)25 kV 50 Hz AC
Braking system(s)Regenerative, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Overview

The CRH6 will be divided into three major types, according to stopping patterns:

  • CRH6A is the high speed version with a designed top speed 250 km/h (155 mph), top operating speed 220 km/h (137 mph) to be used on regional non-stop or express services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout using reversible seats that have a similar level of comfort and space to that of intercity trains. There is a toilet on cars 1, 3, 5, and 7.[3]
  • CRH6F is the higher-speed version with a designed top speed 180 km/h (112 mph), operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph) to be used on express commuter services. It uses a 2+2 transverse seating layout with non-reversible seats that have a similar level of comfort and space to that of a suburban train. There is a toilet on cars 3 and 6.[3]
  • Metropolitan area EMU based on the Cinova intercity train platform (基于Cinova城际列车平台衍生的市域动车组) with a designed top speed 140 km/h (87 mph), to be used on local commuter services. It will feature longitudinal seating arrangements similar to that of subway trains with more and larger doors for faster boarding and alighting.

On December 29, 2009, the MOR ordered 22 sets of 160 km/h (99 mph) class and 10 sets of 200 km/h (124 mph) class 6-car Intercity High Speed train from CSR Puzhen, the contract worth 2346 million RMB,[4] and now the order has been transformed into 24 sets of CRH6 and will be delivered by the end of 2012.[5][6]

Formations

CRH6A

Car No.12345678
Designation TcMMTpTMpMTc
Numbering ZE xxxx01ZE xxxx02ZE xxxx03ZE xxxx04ZE xxxx05ZE xxxx06ZE xxxx07ZE xxxx00
Capacity (seated) 4564646264646450

CRH6A-A

Car No.1234
Designation TcMpMpTc
Numbering ZE xxxx01ZE xxxx02ZE xxxx03ZE xxxx00
Capacity (seated) 50787450

Lines served

CRH6

Metropolitan area EMU based on the Cinova intercity train platform

(Chinese: 基于Cinova城际列车平台衍生的市域动车组) This type is no longer officially considered as a type of CRH6.

See also

References

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