Travel from Beijing to Shanghai in comfort with China’s new D311 sleeper train!

Dubbed the “moving hotel”, the high-speed trains feature personalised compartments that are designed for a single passenger. According to The Beijinger, each bunk has a curtain for privacy, a table, a clothes hanger, a reading light, safety railing, an electrical recharging outlet, and an adjustment control for air flow.

Source: The Beijinger

And that’s not all, the trains, which offer free Wi-Fi, travel at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour and can hold up to 880 passengers. The new model was also designed to be quieter and smoother than other trains.

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The D311 sleeper train made its first trip from Beijing South Railway Station to Shanghai Railway Station on Saturday (1st July). Chinese train ticketing website Qunar lists the price of a soft sleeper ticket on the D311 as RMB 732 (approximately RM462).

Check out more photos of the train in the gallery below:

Although the design of the individualised compartment looks almost seamless, it has already received some complaints. Apparently, the luggage space, which is said to be able to hole 2 25-inch bags, is non-adjustable.

Besides that, passengers say only the upper berth passenger can stand up in the case of an emergency.

What do you think of the train? Would you ride it for a price of RM462? Share your thoughts with us in the comments box below!

Sources: Thatsmag, The Beijinger, Shangaiist, NextShark / Featured image: The Beijinger.

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