‘Slow trains’ linking villagers to outside world

XI’AN-Although China has entered a high-speed railway era, there still exist “slow trains” in several less-developed areas. Such trains provide villagers with a track to the outside world and prosperity. When train No 6064 stopped in Yangpingguan station, 51-year-old Xue Qing’e was trying to board with 30 kilograms of vegetables on her back. Xue was…

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Nation ready for transport expansion

China has unveiled a high-profile guideline to build a more convenient and high-quality transportation network by 2035, allowing most residents to have access to a national highway within 15 minutes, a freeway in half an hour and a railway in an hour. The plan, which was jointly released on Wednesday by the Communist Party of…

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Guangzhou targets transport hub role

Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, is promoting the construction of a global transportation hub by increasing investment in the building or expansion of its airport, ports, high-speed railway lines and expressways. It will also enhance infrastructure connectivity with Hong Kong and Macao and other major cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to speed…

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New maglev lines to cut travel time to Guangzhou

Territorial space has been reserved in Guangdong province to build two high-speed maglev lines, according to a local territorial spatial plan. The plan, issued in early February by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Natural Resources, outlines land use arrangement for the next 15 years in Guangdong, an economic powerhouse in South China. The space will…

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China port handles over 6,000 China-Europe freight trains

A crane loads containers at Erenhot Port in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on April 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] HOHHOT — A total of 6,072 China-Europe freight trains have passed through the border port of Erenhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region since 2013, according to the local customs. The trains carried about 4.82…

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Workers from China Railway Tunnel Group weld the connecting bars of the steel arch at the head of the tunnel borer to prevent falling rubbles, Oct 22, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Tunnel workers overcome harsh conditions for river transfer project. At the No 4 inclined wellhead of the Qinling Mountains Water Conveyance Tunnel in Northwest China’s Shaanxi…

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A freight train leaves Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, for Europe.  ZHOU BOLUN/FOR CHINA DAILY   Bilateral investment agreement set to lift commercial ties between two sides Trade between China and the European Union will witness strong momentum and move to a higher plane after the bilateral investment agreement between the two sides, especially after…

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Last leg of east-west rail corridor opens

Passengers take a picture in Lianyungang Railway Station, Jiangsu province, on Monday before boarding a high-speed train to Xuzhou, Jiangsu, as the railway begins service. WANG CHUN/FOR CHINA DAILY The last leg of an east-west high-speed railway corridor opened on Monday, completing the longest east-west passage in China’s high-speed rail network. The 3,422-kilometer passage starts from…

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Stronger cooperation promotes Vietnam’s goals

Delegates arrive for the opening of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi on Jan 26, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] At the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, which concluded on Feb 1, Vietnamese leaders set the country’s future development goals, which include making Vietnam an upper-middle-income economy by…

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