Online ticket booking easier for elderly now

Website improves accessibility for seniors wanting to travel by train China’s railway ticket booking system has launched an elderly-friendly version of its internet interface, national railway operator China State Railway Group said recently. Clicking on the “elderly friendly “button on the right side of the landing page for 12306.cn, the official railway ticket booking website,…

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Container traffic rises sharply in Qingdao

A freight train loaded with 100 twenty-foot equipment containers, or TEUs, of cargo left from Qingdao, Shandong province, in early May, headed for Tajikistan. It was the first freight train to leave for the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, from the China-SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area, or SCODA. The cargo included glazed tiles, tires…

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Xi’s vision sets course for Tibet’s development

Region has witnessed transformations in seven decades since peaceful liberation The vision set out by President Xi Jinping on the governance of the Tibet autonomous region has been instrumental in the region’s phenomenal transformation, and it will continue to chart the course for the region’s ethnic unity, lasting stability and high-quality growth, said observers and…

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Market forces to boost freight trains’ economic importance

A China-Europe freight train departs from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, for Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Aug 11. [Photo by Yuan Jingzhi/For China Daily] China-Europe Railway Express freight service providers should leverage more market forces to further enhance industrial ecology in order to make the most out of rapidly growing China-Europe railway freight capacity and contribute more to the…

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Trams for 2022 Winter Games set for testing

A tram on rails for visitors attending the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Taizicheng Resort — located in the Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei province — is expected to make its debut in the next two months and start running regularly in December, according to the resort operator, Sinobo Group. Chongli, which is…

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‘Sound camera’ helps make rail lines quieter

Technology developed in China has helped improve noise control along the nation’s railway lines, including its world-leading high-speed network, making trips more comfortable for passengers and bringing quieter lives to people living near the lines. A national engineering laboratory in Tianjin is the base of the world’s largest and most advanced sound source identification system…

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