National train ticket site adds waitlist function

Fuxing bullet trains undergo final checks at CRRC Tangshan Co Ltd plant in Hebei. [Photo/Xinhua] China’s national railway operator has on Wednesday added a new function to help people buy tickets on the booking site 12306.cn and its related app, the Beijing News reported. When the desired train tickets are not available at the ticket…

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Tibetan’s dream to be train driver comes true

Losong Tsering sits at the control panel of a high-speed train. As the only ethnic Tibetan high-speed train driver in China, 40-year-old Losong Tsering was elated when he sat in the driver’s cabin on the Lanzhou-Xining section of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed railway for the first time in 2017. He was born in a mountainous village…

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China’s railway transport steadily rises in April

Passengers walk to take trains at Nanjing Railway Station in east China’s Jiangsu Province, April 30, 2019. Railway stations witness a travel rush as the May Day holiday is on hand. China’s railway passenger and cargo transport steadily expanded in April, according the China Railway Corporation (CRC). The number of passenger trips reached 295 million,…

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High-speed railway set to open in Nanyang

The track of the Nanyang section of Zhengzhou-Wanzhou High-speed Railway measures 148.7 kilometers.   The track of the Nanyang section of a high-speed railway running from Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, to Wanzhou in Southwest China’s Chongqing has been completely laid out. The section, which measures 148.7 kilometers, will be the first high-speed railway that…

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UK upgrades rail system with fleet of new trains

LONDON – The arrival of a fleet of state-of-the-art trains on Britain’s East Coast Main Line has marked the start of the latest phase of the a modernization of Britain’s rail system, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said Wednesday. A total of 4,500 new carriages are being rolled out across the country by 2022, with greener…

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Railway will be built connecting Zhuhai and Shenzhen

A new intercity railway between Shenzhen and Zhuhai is proposed in a 2016-2030 master development plan that was recently approved by China Railway Corp and the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government. Shenzhen’s endeavor to build the Xili and Shenzhen Airport high-speed railway stations highlights the plan. The Shenzhen-Zhuhai Intercity Railway will start from Xili Railway Station…

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