Xinjiang railway construction advances as laying track completed

Track-laying work for the Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway, the final section of a loop line surrounding the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was completed on Monday. Track-laying work for the Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway, the final section of a loop line surrounding the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, was completed on…

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Freight trains to enhance supply chain, build BRI

Government officials and business leaders focusing especially on Europe-bound express shipments Freight train services connecting China and Europe will further enrich the global supply chains and heighten the high-quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative in coming years, according to government officials and business leaders. The officials and business leaders made their comments after…

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Power supply project of China-Laos Railway put into operation

VIENTIANE — The power supply project for the China-Laos Railway was put into operation as the electricity was transmitted from the Khoksaad substation on the outskirts of Lao capital Vientiane to the Vientiane South Traction Substation of the China-Laos Railway on Sunday. The power supply project for the China-Laos Railway is the first BOT (build-operate-transfer)…

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Last rail shipment arrives for Indonesian high-speed line

The last batch of steel rails for the construction of Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway arrived at port in Indonesia on Tuesday, marking a milestone in the railway’s the construction, project operator China State Railway Group said on Wednesday. The cargo was transported to Fangchenggang Port in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region by rail and…

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Gansu launches China-EU freight train

A freight train of the China-Europe Railway Express departs from Wuwei, Northwest China’s Gansu province, for London recently. [Photo by Xu Letian]   Recently, Gansu’s first freight train departed from Wuwei South Railway Station, northwest of China’s Gansu province, headed for London. It carried a load of 50 forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU) containers of goods,…

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35 million passenger trips made on nation’s railways

Nearly 35 million passenger trips were made on the national railway network during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday travel rush from Saturday to Tuesday, with the peak falling on Sunday, China State Railway Group said on Wednesday. The number of passenger trips was 48 million during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2019, before the COVID-19 epidemic broke…

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Chinese city launches new freight train route to Poland

CHENGDU – A new China-Europe freight train route linking southwest China’s Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, with the Polish port city of Gdansk, was launched Friday. The first cargo train carrying goods such as furniture, household appliances, and machinery and equipment departed from Chengdu on Friday to Gdansk, the largest city and most important seaport…

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Five-year port plan to boost freight

China will support the orderly opening of cargo airports, and explore and implement trials for transshipment of international containers and consolidation services at key seaports during its 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), said a senior Customs official on Thursday. At a news conference in Beijing, Dang Yingjie, deputy director-general of the National Office of Port…

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Freight trains from Chengdu’s Qingbaijiang boost global trade

Qingbaijiang district in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, has achieved outstanding results in its support for the Belt and Road Initiative and regional economic development. It has done so by making full use of Chengdu International Railway Port. After starting operations in 2013, the China-Europe (Chengdu) Railway Express, departing from the railway port, now outperforms…

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