UK work days lost to strikes hits 10-yr high

A passenger walks at Waterloo Station as rail workers strike over pay and terms, in London, Britain Dec 13, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] October saw the highest number of working days lost to industrial action in the United Kingdom in more than a decade, according to newly-released figures from the Office for National Statistics, or ONS. The…

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Where there is a wheel, or a wing, there is a way

A bullet train runs along the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed railway. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] During the past decade, China has made historic progress in transportation development, with an improved transport network, strengthened transport service capacity and deepened international cooperation, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily. I was 18 when I first traveled by train and…

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UK unions urge more train strikes

Passengers seek information from staff as barriers block access to platforms during a rail strike at Euston Station in London on Oct 5, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] Travel across the United Kingdom will be disrupted this Christmas after a fresh round of industrial action on the country’s railway network was announced, following unions’ rejection of a new…

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China-Laos Railway opens up business opportunities

The China-Laos Railway performed well in the transport of both passengers and goods over the last month, boosting tourism, trade and bilateral exchanges. [Photo by Zhang Weiming/For chinadaily.com.cn] Laotian businessman Phetsamone worked as a driver for three years serving the electricity team of the China-Laos Railway before the line opened to traffic. As a driver,…

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Freight railway workers’ strike would be costly

An aerial view of shipping containers and freight railway trains at the BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility rail yard in Los Angeles, California, US, Sept 15, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] On Nov 29, US President Joe Biden again urged Congress to quickly pass legislation to prevent the largest strike by freight rail workers in the United States…

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$1.4b in China-Laos freight shipped in line’s 1st year

A China-Laos freight train departs from Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo by Yang Zixuan/For chinadaily.com.cn] The value of international freight handled on the China-Laos Railway has surpassed 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) nearly one year after the railway was put into operation, according to Yunnan International Railways Service Trade. Dec 3 marks the first anniversary of…

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Work starts on major high-speed rail projects

Employees of the China Railway 24th Bureau Group Corp Ltd work at the construction site of the Shanghai-Chongqing-Chengdu high-speed railway on June 23, 2022. [Photo provided to China Daily] Construction has begun on two major high-speed railways in southwestern China, which are expected to be completed in 2027 and 2028, improving the region’s high-speed railway…

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China-Laos Railway boosts travel, promotes tourism in Laos

A train runs on the China-Laos Railway. [Photo by Pu Hongsi/For chinadaily.com.cn] VIENTIANE – The China-Laos Railway has significantly bolstered passenger transportation, greatly facilitated travel, and helped promote tourism in Laos since its launch in December 2021. The China-Laos railway has shortened the traveling time between cities along the route, enabling people along the line…

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