Freight train link connects nation and Germany

BERLIN-A new freight train connection of around 12,300 kilometers between Germany’s Mannheim and Qingdao, Shandong province has been launched to further link the two countries together. The first train of the line set off from Qingdao last Friday. According to operator China Ocean Shipping Co, the train was loaded with 100 standard containers and is…

Man dreams of trip to Taiwan by train

Recent weeks have been busy for He Zhigang, a train driver in Fuzhou, as the number of passengers and goods rose during the Spring Festival travel rush. A driver for more than three decades, he dreams of one day returning to Taiwan, his father’s home, by train. Born in 1968 in Fujian province, He graduated…

New Kenyan expressway marries speed and beauty

As construction of the Nairobi Expressway, a major infrastructure development in Kenya, nears completion, beautification work that will make it environmentally friendly is unfolding. James Macharia, the country’s transport cabinet secretary, said last month that China Road and Bridge Corporation, the contractor, will plant trees and flowers along the 27-kilometer expressway in an effort to…

London to raise public transport prices

The cost of traveling on public transport in London is set to rise by an average 5 percent next month, the biggest jump in a decade. The organization that operates the capital’s transport network, Transport for London, or TfL, said the price hike matches the inflation rate and would help it reach “financial sustainability”. London…

China’s Shaanxi launches rail-sea transport freight train to India

XI’AN — A freight train carrying a total of 50 containers of solar panels and solar modules departed from the Xi’an international port station Monday, heading for the Huangdao Port in East China’s coastal city Qingdao, and then transporting the goods to India by ferry. This is the first Sino-Indian rail-sea freight train launched from…

Explosive growth of Beijing’s clean, green Metro

As China encourages more people to take public transport in cities to reduce carbon emissions, Beijing’s rapidly developing metro network will continue to play an important role. By the end of last year, the capital’s metro network stretched 783 kilometers with 27 lines and 459 stations. It operates more than 10,000 metro train services and…

Chongqing-Kunming high-speed railway under construction

The Majiawuji Bridge at the Sichuan-Chongqing section of the Chongqing-Kunming high-speed railway is under construction on Feb 9, 2022. The 699 kilometer long railway which is part of the Beijing-Kuming railway will significantly shorten the travel time between Chongqing and Kunming after construction. Article Resource: CHINADAILY

Africa eyes transport to spur jobs bonanza

Africa’s transport sector is expected to strongly benefit from a free-trade deal being bedded down across the continent, with projections of 160 million new jobs if countries exploit the agreement’s full potential. In order to realize these goals, the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, must be accompanied by the implementation of regional infrastructure…

Colombians make tracks on rail revival

With Chinese expertise tapped, more ventures seen likely in economic boost China looms large in a plan by Colombia to revive its railway networks after decades of neglect. Such a revival could significantly boost the economy, offering an affordable transport alternative to the 215,000 kilometers of roads now crossing the South American country, experts said.…

High-speed railway welcomes private investment

New 266.9-km intercity line greatly shortens travel time between Zhejiang cities, further enhancing regional economy China’s first privately controlled high-speed railway in Zhejiang province will provide a promising example for private capital to invest in the nation’s railway sector, experts said. As the first high-speed railway largely funded by domestic private capital, the 266.9-kilometer Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou…