China’s subways on track to smarter, greener future

BEIJING – Tapping the window to surf online, automatic in-cabin temperature control, and real-time information on how crowded the subway line is. MetroTrans 2019 in Beijing, the showcase of next-generation subway cars and technologies, drew together China’s latest innovations such as advanced materials, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, depicting smarter and greener public transport of…

Heavy investment made linking Zhuhai east and west

Seventeen major transport projects costing 7.1 billion yuan ($1 billion) are underway this year to further connect the city’s east and west wings, ease downtown traffic, and facilitate pedestrian street crossings. For instance, the main and feeder lines for the Xianghai Bridge between Meihua and Xinfengwei interchanges will open by 2020 and the other sections…

Changchun-Tianjin sea-railway transport system debuts

The first train of the Changchun-Tianjin sea-railway combined transportation service departed from the Changchun Xinglong railway port in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province, for Tianjin in North China on July 22. The train will travel more than 1,000 kilometers carrying 100 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of cargo and is scheduled to arrive at…

On the express route to country’s logistics leader

A freight train of the Zhengzhou-Europe Express Railway travels across the Mongolian grassland. [Photo/China Daily] Landlocked province has taken advantage of its central location to become a major player in foreign trade via efficient transportation links Editor’s Note: As the People’s Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily…

China’s self-driving trackless ‘rail bus’ starts first overseas run

A railless train, developed by the CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd, runs on the world’s first ART (Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit) A1 line in Zhuzhou city, central China’s Hunan province, May 8, 2018. A smart electric vehicle on the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) system began its first overseas trial run in Qatar on Wednesday,…

Beijing launches a tourism train

Beijing launches a tourism train covering Huairou and Miyun districts. [Photo by Yang Feiyue/China Daily] A tourism train covering Beijing’s northeastern Huairou and Miyun districts has begun running since July 15. The rain uses the S5 rail that connects various scenic spots in the capital, including Yanxi Lake, Hongluo Temple, Yunmeng Mountain, Wtown and the…

Heyuan launches first inter-city trains

Heyuan in South China’s Guangdong province launched its first inter-city trains to Shenzhen and Guangzhou when the national new railway operating plan was put into effect on July 10. The trains, which only take over two hours, can not only facilitate passengers’ travel to the province’s biggest cities, but also further reduce the traffic congestion…