China has 36,000 km of high-speed railways by July

BEIJING – China’s railway network had a total length of 141,400 km by the end of July, among which 36,000 km were high-speed railways, the national railway operator said Saturday. A high-speed train leaves Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Friday. A new map of China’s railway system was adopted for the…

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China to boost smart infrastructure in transport sector

BEIJING — China will promote the construction of new infrastructure projects in the transport industry, aiming to advance the sector’s transformation toward digitalization and intelligence, according to a guideline issued by the Ministry of Transport on Thursday. By 2035, China aims to achieve remarkable results in the field, with advanced information technology playing a key…

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Train to nowhere puts villagers on right track

A train runs beside a river in Xinnan village, Henan province. [Photo/www.henan.gov.cn] ZHENGZHOU-Tucked deep in the mountains of Central China’s Henan province, Xinnan village is using a train to nowhere to attract visitors. The locomotive and two green carriages, parked on a section of track beside a river, are popular subjects for camera-toting tourists. Even…

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Rail links put Sino-EU ties on fast track

Hiatus in air and sea transport offers sector chance to boost market share While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruptions to the world economy, it has led to the strengthening of rail links between China and Europe. And, say industry experts, the growing rail freight between East and West will help the economic recovery…

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Undersea rail tunnel plan complete

The map of the to-be-built Ningbo-Zhoushan railway with an undersea tunnel shows the route between Ningbo and Zhoushan. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] The technical proposal for the Ningbo-Zhoushan Railway, China’s first high-speed railway line with an undersea segment, has been completed, the Ningbo Evening News reported on Saturday. After two years’ preparation, the core technical…

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West ahead of peers in momentum

An employee performs maintenance work on a railway line in Chongqing. It is expected to be put into full operation by the end of this year. [Photo/Xinhua] As efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 are paying off, the overwhelming majority of western China achieved positive economic growth in the first half, the latest economic…

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Full steam ahead for China-Laos railway trainees

A student of the first group of Laotian trainees for the China-Laos railway takes notes in Chinese and pinyin while learning traffic signs.[Photo/Xinhua] The first group of trainees for the China-Laos railway have been undergoing intensive Chinese language and professional railway theory training since mid-July in the Laotian capital Vientiane. Somphone Inleuangsy from the hilly…

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Longest high-speed railway tunnel in East China completed

An 18.23-km high-speed railway tunnel in East China’s Zhejiang province is bored through on Monday. [Photo/Qianjiang Evening News] BEIJING — An 18.23-km high-speed railway tunnel in East China’s Zhejiang province was bored through on Monday, the China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd said. The completion of Dongming Tunnel, the longest high-speed railway tunnel in east China,…

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