The China International Railway Conference for Urban & Intercity Transit (CIRC) 2022

China International Railway Conference for Urban & Intercity Transit(CIRC 2022)

Main Supporters:

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
China’s Ministry of Transport
The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Key Partners:

The Yangtze River Delta Regional Cooperation Office
The Yangtze River Delta Transportation Integration Research Center


The Shanghai Transport Industry Association
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai

Co-Organizers :

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co.,Ltd

Show Management:

Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd.

July 20-22, 2022

Shanghai Convention&Exhibition Center of International Sourcing  (No. 2739 West Guangfu Road))

CIRC 2022’s Conference Theme

  • China’s Rail Transit Market Analysis

    In recent years, the Chinese government has markedly accelerated its infrastructure construction efforts,with the administrations of third- and fourth-tier cities now starting to build urban rail transit networks.China has the fastest developing urban rail transit market in the world. Following years of development,China’s rail transit industry has made a quantum leap as the scale of its market continues to expand.China’s national annual railway freight volume has increased by 1.1 billion tons over the last 3 years, from3.69 billion tons in 2017. In 2019, investment in national railways continued to maintain its intensity and scale, with 6,800 kilometers of new lines coming online and put into operation. There is still much more room for growth in the country’s railway equipment market in the future.


  • China’s National Railway Market

    As of March 2020, the projected length of China’s high-speed railway lines currently under construction or in development is estimated to have exceeded 15,000 kilometers, with 4,420 kilometers of track already completed by 2019 and expected to reach 7236 kilometers by the end of 2020. What’s more, key new intercity railway infrastructure construction currently planned or pending approval by the National Development and Reform Commission is close to 5,000 kilometers.


  • Urban express rail, a new key focus of infrastructure

    China’s long-term planned urban rail transit mileage will reach 35,000 kilometers, of which 27,000 kilometers will be subterranean railways. As the second-highest proportion of urban rail lines in operation, urban express rail is also a key focus of new infrastructure development and anticipated to be further prioritized during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, with 1,879 kilometers currently under construction or planned.


  • CIRC, the comprehensive platform for technical and trend exchange

    CIRC has become the key conference platform for technological development at the cross section of national and urban rail transit –covering intercity, municipal and freight railway, alongside metro, light rail, and small to medium-sized public transport system solutions.