A SEVEN-car X2000 tilting trainset was dispatched from the Adtranz works in Västerås on January 14 for a two-year demonstration programme in China. Due to arrive next month, the train is being sent under an agreement between Adtranz and the semi-autonomous Guangshen Railway Corp. After commissioning, the X2000 is due to run at 200 km/h between Guangzhou and Kowloon.
Through running cannot start until the completion of 25 kV 50Hz electrification between Guangzhou and the Hong Kong SAR border at Lo Wu, which is running behind schedule. The same day Kowloon - Canton Railway announced that its KTT double-deck trainset would enter service at the end of January on a temporary express shuttle between Kowloon and Lo Wu, as it cannot run through to Guangzhou before the end of the year. o