UK work days lost to strikes hits 10-yr high

A passenger walks at Waterloo Station as rail workers strike over pay and terms, in London, Britain Dec 13, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] October saw the highest number of working days lost to industrial action in the United Kingdom in more than a decade, according to newly-released figures from the Office for National Statistics, or ONS. The…

Where there is a wheel, or a wing, there is a way

A bullet train runs along the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed railway. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] During the past decade, China has made historic progress in transportation development, with an improved transport network, strengthened transport service capacity and deepened international cooperation, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily. I was 18 when I first traveled by train and…

UK unions urge more train strikes

Passengers seek information from staff as barriers block access to platforms during a rail strike at Euston Station in London on Oct 5, 2022. [Photo/Agencies] Travel across the United Kingdom will be disrupted this Christmas after a fresh round of industrial action on the country’s railway network was announced, following unions’ rejection of a new…

China-Laos Railway opens up business opportunities

The China-Laos Railway performed well in the transport of both passengers and goods over the last month, boosting tourism, trade and bilateral exchanges. [Photo by Zhang Weiming/For chinadaily.com.cn] Laotian businessman Phetsamone worked as a driver for three years serving the electricity team of the China-Laos Railway before the line opened to traffic. As a driver,…

Work starts on major high-speed rail projects

Employees of the China Railway 24th Bureau Group Corp Ltd work at the construction site of the Shanghai-Chongqing-Chengdu high-speed railway on June 23, 2022. [Photo provided to China Daily] Construction has begun on two major high-speed railways in southwestern China, which are expected to be completed in 2027 and 2028, improving the region’s high-speed railway…