Bullet trains stay on track

(China’s high-speed rail network carries 4 million passengers every day, connecting some of the country’s top draws) China has built the world’s longest high-speed rail network and is continuing to expand it rapidly. With a total length of 29,000 km by the end of 2018, high-speed rail now covers 30 of the country’s 34 provincial-level…

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Planning starts for new Central European high-speed railway system

BUDAPEST, May 7 (Xinhua) — Planning has started for a new high-speed railway system linking the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) together, according to local media on Tuesday. “In two years, the feasibility study on the high-speed railway linking Budapest-Bratislava-Brno-Warsaw will be completed,” Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reported here,…

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Holiday train ticketing mess spawns rules

Conductors may allow passengers to extend trips only when not overbooked The country’s railway operator said it will no longer allow train conductors to sell extended tickets to passengers who are already on board because the practice created overcrowding problems over the May Day holiday last week and was unfair to passengers who had booked…

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High-speed trains to go even faster

High-speed trains to go even faster Workers check Fuxing bullet trains in the assembly workshop of CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co in Qingdao, Shandong province, in June.  Operator taps cutting-edge tech to improve passengers’ experience China’s high-speed railway system is setting more ambitious goals for domestically developed Fuxing bullet trains, Lu Dongfu, head of the national…

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Lai backs co-location as ‘only way’

Former security chief demolishes arguments against arrangement for joint boundary control at West Kowloon Co-location of boundary control facilities by Hong Kong and mainland authorities inside the West Kowloon Station is the “right and only” way to connect the city to the nation’s high-speed rail network, says Lai Tung-kwok. The former Hong Kong Special Administrative…

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Expressway to connect downtown with high-speed rail station

Xicheng Expressway, a key passage linking downtown Zhanjiang with Zhanjiang West (High-speed) Railway Station, will finish construction by the end of September and be handed over for acceptance in December. Costing 1.28 billion yuan ($201 million yuan), the dual eight-lane structure is built to national first-class highway standards and allows a maximum speed of 80…

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Policy digest

Inspection results on govt websites released The State Council, China’s Cabinet, released the results of checks on governmental websites across the country in the first quarter, according to a notice released on Wednesday. Results showed that 95 percent of 303 governmental websites, which were inspected by the General Office of the State Council, met standards.…

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