Chinese EMU train shipped to Brazil for World Cup

CHANGCHUN – A second China-made electric multiple unit (EMU), a type of intercity high-speed train, arrived in Brazil on Tuesday, the producer said.

The CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd based in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin province, confirmed that the train was unloaded Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Zhao Yao, the company’s EMU project manager, said the train was delivered four months ahead of the contracted delivery time in order to ensure the rail system’s operation before the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in the Brazilian city in June.

Comprised of four carriages, the train capable of carrying 1,300 people can run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour.

The train cars are made of A-type stainless steel and boast far more compressive load than that of normal trains, which means they can ensure passengers’ safety in the case of a head-on collision with an 80-ton truck running at a speed of 36 km per hour, said Zhao.

He said the train is also equipped with an advanced air-conditioning system to ensure a comfortable indoor temperature between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius even when the outdoor heat exceeds 50 degrees Celsius.