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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Streamlined customs clearance procedure for China-Europe freight trains

A more streamlined customs clearance procedure has been implemented for China-Europe freight trains to boost efficiency, according to customs authorities in Southwest China’s Chongqing. On Friday, the first outbound train using the new procedure departed Urumqi, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, bound for Germany and Austria, while the first inbound train entered China…

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Services resuming on Zhengzhou’s subway lines

Services on three of the seven subway lines in Zhengzhou, Henan province, resumed on Sunday after disruptions caused by heavy downpours nearly two months ago. The service intervals on lines 1, 9 and part of line 2 will be more than six minutes, operator Zhengzhou Metro said. It said it will monitor changes in passenger…

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Another high-speed railway in China scheduled to operate by 2021

 A major equipment test has been launched on the Jiangxi section of Jiangxi-Shenzhen high-speed railway, which is scheduled to operate by the end of 2021. Engineers tested the operations of its tracks, catenary system, communications and signals of the rail line in east China on Wednesday. Trains are designed to run on the 436 km…

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Over 8,000 China-Europe freight train trips made through Xinjiang

The Alataw Pass and Horgos Port, major rail ports in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, handled more than 8,000 China-Europe freight train trips in the first eight months of 2021, said local railway authorities. Alataw Pass reported a 28.4-percent growth of the trips during the period, while the other port registered a nearly 40-percent…

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Freight trains linking Chinese businesses to European markets

The China-Europe (Chengdu) Railway Express, departing from Chengdu International Railway Port, has become a major channel to connect Chinese businesses with global markets, and making Chengdu an active player in the modern Silk Road Economic Belt. Starting operation in 2013, China-Europe freight trains on the Chengdu route now outperform many other areas in China in…

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