China’s railway trips hit record high in August

People get ready to board train home during the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday in Beijing. [Photo/IC] BEIJING – Passenger trips on Chinese railways hit a monthly record high in August amid the summer travel rush, official data showed. A total of 370.85 million railway trips were made last month, up 9.8 percent year…

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China sees 105 m tourists during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday

A passenger boards a bullet train at Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, Sept 12, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING — A total of 105 million Chinese tourists traveled around the country during this year’s three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday which started Friday, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Sunday. The figure represented a…

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Construction starts on Shenyang Metro extension line

Construction work on the southern extension of Shenyang Metro Line 2 started in Shenyang, the capital of Northeast China’s Liaoning province, on Aug 28, and is expected to finish in 2024, according to local authorities. The south extension line will start from Quanyun Road and end at Taoxian International Airport’s T3 terminal, stretching 14.2 kilometers.…

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China builds high-speed railway connecting tourist spots

A new high-speed railway linking Chengdu and Guiyang, which connects a number of tourist attractions including the Leshan Giant Buddha,has been completed.[Photo/Xinhua] The track-laying job on a new high-speed railway linking Chengdu and Guiyang in southwest China has been completed, said the construction firm Tuesday. Running through mountainous terrain, the railway connects a number of…

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