CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., the train building company, is currently building an experimental center and a trial production center for high-speed maglev trains and expects to put them into operation in the second half of 2019. R&D of a five-carriage engineering prototype are reportedly going smoothly. The engineering prototype is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2020 and go through comprehensive tests to finish integrated verification in 2021.

Xinhua news release, May 24, 2019

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