Number of China-Europe freight trains increases 50% in 2020

The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, East China’s Jiangxi province, on Feb 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] A total of 12,400 freight trains ran between China and Europe in 2020, transporting 1.14 million standard containers, up 50 and 56 percent year-on-year respectively, China Central Television reported on Tuesday, sourcing China…

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Railways set service goals for new year

A high-speed train enters Yinchuan station in Ningxia Hui autonomous region during trial on Dec 25, 2020. [Photo by Ding Bannong/for chinadaily.com.cn] National operator looking forward to big year-on-year rise in passenger trips Handling more passengers and cargo and opening new railways are among goals set by China’s national railway operator for this year that…

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Passengers enter the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on June 25, the first day of the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING — China will step up epidemic prevention and control during the upcoming Spring Festival travel rush and strengthen emergency response, in an effort to ensure safe travel of the public, the State Council…

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Railway authorities prepare for 2021 festival travel rush

A high-speed train enters Yinchuan station in Ningxia Hui autonomous region during trial on Dec 25, 2020. [Photo by Ding Bannong/for chinadaily.com.cn] As China’s Spring Festival travel rush is about to start, experts suggested transport authorities arrange trips accordingly and that travelers reduce unnecessary trips in the face of the challenges posed by the resurgence…

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Railway connects Pingtan to mainland

A train travels on the Pingtan Haixia Rail-Road Bridge of the Fuzhou-Pingtan Railway on Saturday. HU GUOLIN/FOR CHINA DAILY A railway connecting the mainland with Pingtan, an island county in Fujian province, opened on Saturday, linking it to the national railway network. Pingtan, 126 kilometers from Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the largest island in Fujian province,…

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Maiden subway line opens in Taiyuan

The long-awaited subway line in Taiyuan will be put into service on Saturday, Taiyuan Rail Transit Corp announced recently. Trial operation of the first subway line in the provincial capital of Shanxi began on Monday, with 1,000 local passengers experiencing their maiden rides. Cui Zhe, a resident from Shanxi Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone, was among…

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High-speed train revolutionizes travel

A staff member plays the violin to entertain passengers on the train.[Photo provided to China Daily] Traders and tourists among those to benefit from quicker journey between Taiyuan and Zhengzhou A high-speed train departed the Taiyuan Southern Railway Station at 9:10 am on Dec 12 and arrived in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan province two…

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China develops new middle-to-low-speed maglev train

A new type of middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train rolls out the production line in Changchun, Jilin province on Dec 15, 2020. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Chinese train maker CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd rolled out a new type of middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train in Changchun, the capital city of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on Dec 15.…

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