So what do the Beijing Shanghai high speed rail coaches look like? The high speed trains in use are three kinds of CRH380 series including CRH380A (8-car set), CRH380AL(16-car set)、CRH380BL(16-car set).
Take the 16 car high speed trains, each train has 10 second class coaches, 4 first class coaches (162 first class seasts) and 1 business coach (24 bussiness seats), 1 dining coach and VIP sightseeing seats just behind the train drivers.
Second Class Coach
5 seats abreast (2 + 3 mode), seats are adjustable, isle seats are equipped with the armrests, two toilets and one washing room .
First Class Coach
Fours seats abreast, reading lights over your head.
Business Class Coach
24 lie-down seats. The lie-down seats can be adjusted with full 180-degree recline and can be changed into a small bed by pressing a simple button. Each seat is equipped with a foldable LCD TV , a tray table, socket and reading lamp.
VIP Sightseeing Area
Each train has two VIP sightseeing areas. Each area has 2 lie-down seats, 3 high-end sofa, electronic glass and muti-fucational equippment. The dichroic glass is bewteen the driver’s room and VIP areas. Passenger can clearly see the scenery in the angle of the drivers of the trains.