The evolution and outlook of core technologies for high-speed railway in China

Kang Kuen Lee

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This paper examines the evolution of the core technologies of Chinese high-speed railway in the context of the three major players worldwide: Japan, France and Germany. Four stages of evolution have been identified: exploration of available technologies, transfer of the best technologies, and assimilation of the acquired technologies and creation of optimum technologies for China's high-speed railway. The paper focuses and reports on the latest development trends on traction drive and its control, traction power supply and overhead traction current collection systems, mobile communication system and signalling system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on High-Speed and Intercity Railways
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2012
Event1st International Workshop on High-Speed and Intercity Railways, IWHIR 2011 - Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 19 Jul 201122 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume148 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference1st International Workshop on High-Speed and Intercity Railways, IWHIR 2011
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityShenzhen, Hong Kong


  • High speed trains
  • railway communications
  • signalling
  • traction drive
  • traction power supply

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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