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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Argentina celebrates railway line revamp

Argentine President Mauricio Macri highlighted Friday the benefit to the country brought by the modernization of the Belgrano Cargas train line, an initiative that has the support from China. Macri directed the inauguration ceremony of the first 700 km of renewed railway tracks of the Belgrano Cargas train in the town of Joaquin V. Gonzalez…

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Last beam of longest bridge along China-Laos railway erected

The last T-shaped beam was laid between two piers of the Nam Khone super major bridge, the longest bridge along the China-Laos railway, on Saturday in Lao capital Vientiane, marking the completion of the beam erection stage of the bridge construction. China Railway No. 2 Engineering Group (CREC-2), the Chinese engineering company in charge of…

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Shenyang’s Metro Line 9 starts trial operations

Passengers take the metro in Shenyang, in Northeast China’s Liaoning province, on May 25. The first stage of the new Shenyang Metro Line 9 started trial operations that day. Residents using the Shenyang Metro Line 9 give the thumbs up on May 25. The first stage of Line 9 starts from Nujiang Park Station to…

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Trial Run of Songjiang Tram Phase II Starts

Songjiang Tram, as an important part of the “Four Network Combination” in Songjiang District, started the operation of “First Line” since the end of 2018, has received extensive attention from Songjiang citizens. Till now, Songjiang Tram Phase I has been running safely for more than 140 days, and the average daily passenger flow is about…

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China sees fast growth in urban rail transit

Passengers taking the subway line 4 in Xi’an, capital city of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province during its trial operation on Dec. 26, 2018.  BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) — A total of 35 Chinese cities (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) had rail-based transit systems in operation by the end of 2018, according to the China…

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