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China Railways CRH5 EMU
Crh5 in Shenzhen.jpg
CRH5 high-speed train in Shenyang
In service 2007 - Present
Manufacturer Alstom
Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd.
Family name Alstom Pendolino
Number built 60 trainsets (480 cars)
Formation 8 cars per trainset (5M3T)
Capacity Fixed seats: 622
Rolling seats: 586
Operator Chinese Ministry of Railways
- Beijing Railway Bureau
- Taiyuan Railway Bureau
- Shenyang Railway Bureau
- Harbin Railway Bureau
- Xi'an Railway Bureau
- Zhengzhou Railway Bureau
Line(s) served Jingha railway, Jingguang railway,
Shitai Passenger Railway
Train length 211.5 m
Width 3200mm
Height 4270mm
Platform height 500-1200mm
Maximum speed 250 km/h
Traction system IGBT VVVF inverter control
Power output 11 MW
Transmission AC-DC-AC
Electric system(s) 25 kV AC Overhead
Braking system(s) Regenerative, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes
Gauge 1,435 mm

The China Railways CRH5 is an electric multiple unit high-speed train in use by China Railway High-speed. China Railways has contracted Alstom and Changchun Railway Vehicles to produce 60 sets, which are based on Pendolino trains used in Italy. The CRH5 are non-tilting trains.

The CRH5 is considered a failure due to reliability issues with the train, when compared against competitors such as the CRH1, CRH2, CRH3.

Similar Pendolino trains were also provided to Finland by Alstom, and the Finnish media have also discussed their unreliability at length.

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