Museum freezes East Africa’s railway history

From colonial past to modern projects, stories of the locomotive roll onward Sitting at the heart of Nairobi’s central business district, the Nairobi Railway Museum could be considered as one of Kenya’s best gems hidden in plain sight. Tucked away on Station Road at Nairobi Railway Station’s northwest end, the little known museum is a…

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Ready to roll, through the cold

Easternmost high-speed rail line will also offer 5G coverage, winterized facilities. Luo Wangshu reports. Bullet train conductor Yan Meicheng has become a star among family and friends after being selected to serve on a new high-speed railway line connecting Mudanjiang and Jiamusi in Heilongjiang province. Before the new line opened for business, Yan and her…

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Xinjiang railway construction advances as laying track completed

Track-laying work for the Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway, the final section of a loop line surrounding the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was completed on Monday. Track-laying work for the Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway, the final section of a loop line surrounding the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was completed on…

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Freight trains to enhance supply chain, build BRI

Government officials and business leaders focusing especially on Europe-bound express shipments Freight train services connecting China and Europe will further enrich the global supply chains and heighten the high-quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative in coming years, according to government officials and business leaders. The officials and business leaders made their comments after…

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Power supply project of China-Laos Railway put into operation

VIENTIANE — The power supply project for the China-Laos Railway was put into operation as the electricity was transmitted from the Khoksaad substation on the outskirts of Lao capital Vientiane to the Vientiane South Traction Substation of the China-Laos Railway on Sunday. The power supply project for the China-Laos Railway is the first BOT (build-operate-transfer)…

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Last rail shipment arrives for Indonesian high-speed line

The last batch of steel rails for the construction of Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway arrived at port in Indonesia on Tuesday, marking a milestone in the railway’s the construction, project operator China State Railway Group said on Wednesday. The cargo was transported to Fangchenggang Port in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region by rail and…

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Gansu launches China-EU freight train

A freight train of the China-Europe Railway Express departs from Wuwei, Northwest China’s Gansu province, for London recently. [Photo by Xu Letian]   Recently, Gansu’s first freight train departed from Wuwei South Railway Station, northwest of China’s Gansu province, headed for London. It carried a load of 50 forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU) containers of goods,…

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35 million passenger trips made on nation’s railways

Nearly 35 million passenger trips were made on the national railway network during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday travel rush from Saturday to Tuesday, with the peak falling on Sunday, China State Railway Group said on Wednesday. The number of passenger trips was 48 million during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2019, before the COVID-19 epidemic broke…

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