Three weeks after a deadly high-speed rail crash, China is recalling for safety reasons 54 bullet trains on its showcase Beijing to Shanghai line.
The recall by train maker China CNR Corp. is the latest blow to the nation’s scandal-plagued rail system, still reeling from last month’s disaster.
Two trains were involved in the collision that left 40 people dead. Blamed initially by officials on a lightning strike and then on faulty signalling technology, it stoked widespread public anger
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited the scene in eastern Zhejiang province. Beijing has since frozen all new high-speed rail projects.