Railway connects Pingtan to mainland

A train travels on the Pingtan Haixia Rail-Road Bridge of the Fuzhou-Pingtan Railway on Saturday. HU GUOLIN/FOR CHINA DAILY A railway connecting the mainland with Pingtan, an island county in Fujian province, opened on Saturday, linking it to the national railway network. Pingtan, 126 kilometers from Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the largest island in Fujian province,…

Maiden subway line opens in Taiyuan

The long-awaited subway line in Taiyuan will be put into service on Saturday, Taiyuan Rail Transit Corp announced recently. Trial operation of the first subway line in the provincial capital of Shanxi began on Monday, with 1,000 local passengers experiencing their maiden rides. Cui Zhe, a resident from Shanxi Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone, was among…

China-LatAm community with shared future sets example of solidarity against common challenges

Technicians check trains parked at a factory in Llavallol, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, on Nov 16. [Photo/Xinhua] Like a giant ship unperturbed by choppy waters, the relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been sailing steadily amid a turbulent 2020. Though the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic hit the region hard, there is…

High-speed train revolutionizes travel

A staff member plays the violin to entertain passengers on the train.[Photo provided to China Daily] Traders and tourists among those to benefit from quicker journey between Taiyuan and Zhengzhou A high-speed train departed the Taiyuan Southern Railway Station at 9:10 am on Dec 12 and arrived in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan province two…

Environment factored into building of new railway, designer says

Environmental protection was taken into consideration during the building of a new high-speed railway line through the Taihang Mountains that aims to improve local livelihoods and boost tourism, according to the railway’s designer. The 432-kilometer line connecting Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, and Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, opened on Saturday, cutting the time needed…