China to add 3,300 km rail lines in 2022

A train running along the Hangzhou-Shaoxing-Taizhou intercity high-speed railway departs from Taizhou Railway Station in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, on the official opening day of the rail line in January. BEIJING – China plans to launch new rail lines totaling 3,300 kilometers this year along with a slew of measures to improve its comprehensive transport network,…

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Rail lines to ensure steady supply of goods

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and Chinese mainland authorities are eyeing the use of rail lines to ensure the steady supply of goods to Hong Kong. In a statement issued on Sunday night, the HKSAR govt said it was working closely with the Guangdong provincial government and the Shenzhen municipal government to explore…

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E. Africa railway boosts regional links

The Chinese-built Addis Ababa-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway is bound to further facilitate regional integration and prosperity for the Horn of Africa with united efforts from China and Ethiopia, China’s ambassador to Ethiopia said. Speaking on Monday during a seminar themed “Significance of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway for the Horn of Africa” in Addis Ababa, the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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