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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Xinjiang expressways surpass 6,000 km

The overall length of expressways in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has exceeded 6,000 kilometers, according to the region’s transport authority. “The construction of expressways has been speeded up in our region this year. With some of the projects being completed, the expressways in Xinjiang have topped 6,000 km in length, forming a more convenient…

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East China’s Jinan sees rising freight train trips in H1

JINAN – The number of “Qilu” China-Europe freight trains that depart from the eastern Chinese city of Jinan for Europe and Central Asia saw growing trips in the first half of this year, local authorities said Friday. The “Qilu” China-Europe freight trains saw 378 trips in the period, up 35.5 percent year-on-year, the information office…

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China continues transport shift to railways to curb pollution

China has made marked progress in shifting more freight transport from road to railways, as the country forges ahead to enhance management over diesel-powered trucks, a major contributor of air pollutants. Following continuous growth since 2017, the freight amount transported via railway in the country in 2020 reached about 4.5 billion metric tons, sad Liu…

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Eurasian rail service boosts Hungary biz

Express cargo train operations between two countries launched over 4 years ago Hungary is looking to emphasize its role as a land transportation hub for China-Europe freight trains as it aims to further promote comprehensive cooperation between the country and China in the fields of modern trade, logistics and e-commerce, said a Hungarian official. Hungary’s…

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China, Turkey more closely linked by rail

Bilateral trade reached $26 billion in 2020 despite ongoing pandemic The China-Europe Railway Express, which runs across the Eurasian continent, has experienced considerable progress during the past 10 years, and will continue to see strong momentum in the future, said a Turkish official. Turkey’s ambassador to China, Abdulkadir Emin Onen, said the China-Europe Railway Express…

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High-speed maglev train to be rolled out

China’s first high-speed maglev train, with a top speed of 600 kilometers per hour, will roll off the production line in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Tuesday, a major achievement in the country’s development of rail transportation. The train is due to undergo several years of testing before it enters service, and high-speed maglev tracks will…

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