China-built Jakarta-Bandung HSR sees landmark progress

With a 900-metric-ton beam being safely positioned along the No 24 Bridge on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway on Oct 16, all the box beams on the line had been successfully installed, meaning that track-laying work can begin. At present, all 13 tunnels for the HSR in Indonesia are fully connected, laying a solid foundation for…

China-Laos Railway boosts travel, promotes tourism in Laos

A train runs on the China-Laos Railway. [Photo by Pu Hongsi/For chinadaily.com.cn] VIENTIANE – The China-Laos Railway has significantly bolstered passenger transportation, greatly facilitated travel, and helped promote tourism in Laos since its launch in December 2021. The China-Laos railway has shortened the traveling time between cities along the route, enabling people along the line…

On the BRI route, green is the favored color

Workers who help build the D section of the Etihad Rail Network Stage 2 celebrate the completion of a key construction phase on Oct 10 in the UAE. Phases B, C, and D of the rail have been built by China Railway Construction Corporation and local firms. CHINA DAILY Chinese construction companies ensure that every…

Highway building on steady track

A high-speed train passes under a bridge in Shanghai on Nov 22, 2022. [Photo/CHINA DAILY] A high-speed train passes under a bridge in Shanghai on Tuesday. Co-built by Shanghai Chengtou Highway Investment (Group) Co Ltd, Shanghai Donghua Local Railway Development Co Ltd and China Railway 24th Bureau Group Corp Ltd, the bridge is part of…

US faces possible nationwide railroad freight strike

An aerial view of gantry cranes, shipping containers, and freight railway trains at the Union Pacific Los Angeles (UPLA) Intermodal Facility rail yard in Commerce, California, US, Sept 15, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] The US could face a nationwide railroad strike before the holidays as a union representing all freight railroad conductors voted down a labor agreement…

World Cup venue, site of final match, built by China Railway Construction

General view of the exterior of Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. [FIFA/GETTY IMAGES] Lusail Stadium, Qatar’s biggest sporting venue, will host this year’s FIFA World Cup final, marking the first time a Chinese company served as a main contractor to build a FIFA World Cup pitch. The golden bowl-shaped 80,000-seat capacity venue was built by…

89-year-old railway expert’s ceaseless quest for innovation

A photo shows Wang Qichang (right) having a discussion with a technician at a sound barrier production facility, Nov 4, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] CHENGDU — Many scientists score major achievements in the prime of their lives, but for innovators like Wang Qichang, being an octogenarian might mean the start of a new pursuit. The 89-year-old professor…

Test success on Indonesia’s first high-speed railway

Testing is carried out on a section of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway in Indonesia on Wednesday. JIAO HONGTAO/FOR CHINA DAILY China’s first overseas high-speed railway project fully adopting the nation’s own technologies and standards is progressing at pace in Indonesia, with a successful inspection test run carried out on Wednesday on the landmark Jakarta-Bandung line.…

China-Thailand high-speed railway to boost trade links

The asbestos train departs Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, on its way to Thailand on April 21, 2022. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoliang/For chinadaily.com.cn] In December 2014, the Thai and Chinese governments signed a memorandum of understanding on railway infrastructure cooperation within the framework of the Thailand Transport Infrastructure Development Strategy 2015-22.The event marked the 40th…