China State Railway Group inaugurated

Passengers wait to board a train at Zhengzhou East station in Central China’s Henan province, May 4, 2019. State Council has approved the restructuring of China Railway Corporation and renamed it the China State Railway Group Co Ltd in an effort to make the company more market-oriented. With a registered capital of nearly 1.74 trillion…

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Hainan to study potential for maglev line

Hainan has started to select professional institutions to study the prefeasibility of high-speed rail transit systems linking Haikou with Sanya, both cities in South China’s Hainan, according to the Hainan Provincial Development and Reform Commission. The prefeasibility study for the north-south rail transit projects will focus on planning for a high-speed train line with a…

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National rail operator’s name change complete

The China State Railway Group’s new moniker part of marketing vision China’s national railway operator finalized its restructuring and name change on Tuesday, an effort expected to make it more market-oriented. The China Railway Corporation has been renamed China State Railway Group Co Ltd, a wholly State-owned enterprise with registered capital of over 1.73 trillion…

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First railway line constructed after founding of PRC

Photo taken on June 14, 2019 shows Chongqing South Railway Station in Southwest China’s Chongqing. Connecting Chengdu of Southwest China’s Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality, the 505-km Chengdu-Chongqing railway is the first railway line contructed after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It was designed by China and built with domestic materials. The…

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New subway line for Beijing by 2022

A new subway line in Beijing connecting the Yizhuang economic development zone in Daxing district and Future Science City in Changping district will be in operation by the end of 2022. The line will ease traffic congestion in the capital’s northern residential area, local officials said on Monday. The construction of the new line 17,…

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New track laid to upgrade China’s 100-year-old railway

BEIJING – With the last steel rail piece laid Wednesday in a tunnel underground the Tsinghua University in Beijing, the track of the whole length of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-Speed Railway has been built. The original railway linking the two cities, known as China’s first independently designed and built railway, was put into operation in 1909.…

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Building of bridge over bay for high-speed rail begins

Construction of a high-speed railway bridge set to shorten the travel time between Shanghai and Zhejiang’s coastal city Ningbo started recently, authorities said. The 25-kilometer Hangzhou Bay Cross-Sea Railway Bridge is an important section of the high-speed railway connecting Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province, an integral part of the one-hour traffic network in the…

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Shenyang Railway Bureau launches tourist train to Xinjiang

A special train carrying 600 tourists arrived in Tarbagatay prefecture in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on May 30. The arrival of the train marked the beginning of this year’s “Support Xinjiang” tourism service. The special train service is the Shenyang Railway Bureau’s attempt at boosting economic and cultural cooperation between Northeast and Northwest…

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