Railway plan adds services in 4th quarter

A train attendant checks the temperatures for a passenger on the first high-speed train from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, to Xi’an, Shaanxi province, on Sunday. It is the second high-speed train route out of Xinjiang and the first one beyond Lanzhou since the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-speed Railway was put into operation in 2014. [ZHANG WANDE/FOR…

Climate change ‘poses risk to rail safety’

▲Emergency services inspect the site, following the derailment of the ScotRail train which cost the lives of three people, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain August 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]   British railways operator Network Rail has admitted that severe weather caused by climate change is becoming an increasing challenge when maintaining the country’s transport infrastructure, after…

Cross-sea bridge starts load tests

Rail builders work on tracks of the Fuzhou-Pingtan railway at Fuzhou South Railway Station in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on Wednesday. HU PENG/FOR CHINA DAILY China’s first cross-sea bridge accommodating both vehicles and railway traffic-the longest of its type in the country-has started its static load tests and is expected to open to traffic by the…