Xi: Build high-quality Sichuan-Tibet Railway

President underscores importance of project to development of western region President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to advance the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway project with high quality, saying that it has great relevance to promoting socioeconomic development in the country’s western region. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of…

Trains deliver for European e-shoppers

The freight train service between China and Europe is helping boost cross-border cargo capacity during China’s Singles Day shopping spree period this month. [Photo/Xinhua] The freight train service between China and Europe is helping boost cross-border cargo capacity during China’s Singles Day shopping spree period this month, providing strong logistics support for European customers to…

High-speed trains boost cargo capacity for Singles Day spree

More bullet trains are being used to help improve logistics capacity during China’s 20-day Singles Day shopping spree in response to growing demand. [Photo provided to CHINA DAILY] Special railway logistics services for online shopping event to last 20 days More bullet trains are being used to help improve logistics capacity during China’s 20-day Singles…

Shanghai rail transit line to link two airports

A C919 jet, type 104, makes its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Aug 1, 2019. [Photo/Chinanews.com] SHANGHAI — Construction of the Shanghai Rail Transit Link Airport Express started on a full scale on Wednesday. The new rail will slash the journey time between Shanghai’s Pudong and Hongqiao airports by more than half…

Pakistan’s first subway line wins over Lahore residents

For the first time in Lahore, one of Pakistan’s largest cities, subway trains are bringing residents joy and convenience. On Monday, thousands of people including students and government officials took to the stations for their first train ride. It was not uncommon to see whole families riding from one end of the line to the…

Shanghai-Beijing railway to adopt floating price system

Passengers are going to take a high-speed train to Shanghai at Beijing South Railway Station, Jan 5, 2019. [Photo/Sipa] The high-speed railway between Shanghai and Beijing will adopt a floating ticket price system, Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd announced on Friday. The new price system will begin on Dec 23 and be adopted only…

Xinjiang railway freight up 10.6% in Q3

A China-Europe freight train bound for Almaty, Kazakhstan sets out from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on May 25, 2019. [Photo/xjdaily.com] URUMQI – Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region saw its railway freight volume top 45.8 million tons in the third quarter of 2020, up 10.6 percent year-on-year, railway authorities said Saturday. The volume of…

Shanxi initiates freight train service to Afghanistan

A freight train departs from Shanxi province for Afghanistan on Oct 12. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] North China’s Shanxi province launched its first freight train service to Afghanistan on Oct 12, adding a new route to the province’s freight train network to Europe and Central Asia. The train is loaded with clothing and steel pipes weighing 1,200…

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…