The 350km/h CRH380D is formed of four trailers and four motor cars with a maximum output of 10MW. It has a maximum design speed of 380km/h and has achieved 420km/h during tests on the Chinese high-speed network. The lightweight vehicles have aluminium bodyshells and an axleload of 17 tonnes.

Each set is 215.3m long and 3358mm wide which permits three-plus-two seating in second class and two-plus-two in the single first-class coach which has 28 seats. Each train seats 518 passengers in second class and 10 in a VIP area.

BST received an initial order in September 2009 for 70 CRH380Ds, the first of which was delivered to CRC in March this year. Engineering and assembly is taking place at BST's facility in Qingdao with Bombardier's European plants providing project management support and components.

A full description of BST's high-speed trains for China can be viewed here