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Chinese train manufacturer to recall 54 high-speed trains over safety concerns

August 12, 2011 - Beijing

Train manufacturer China CNR Corp. Ltd. has said it will recall 54 high-speed trains plying on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway line due to safety concerns.

The Chinese railway ministry had earlier announced a slowdown of train speed amid widespread concerns over railway safety following the July 23 train crash in East China.

About 40 people were killed in a train collision in China's Zhejiang province on July 23, the Xinhua news agency reports.

According to the company's statement on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's website, it had asked the Chinese Railway Ministry to approve the recall of 54 high-speed CRH380BL trains.

It had earlier decided to suspend delivery of CRH380BL trains due to defects in their automatic protection system.

The trains were assembled at the Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd., a subsidiary unit located in northeast China's Jilin province.


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