China, Turkey more closely linked by rail

Bilateral trade reached $26 billion in 2020 despite ongoing pandemic The China-Europe Railway Express, which runs across the Eurasian continent, has experienced considerable progress during the past 10 years, and will continue to see strong momentum in the future, said a Turkish official. Turkey’s ambassador to China, Abdulkadir Emin Onen, said the China-Europe Railway Express…

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High-speed maglev train to be rolled out

China’s first high-speed maglev train, with a top speed of 600 kilometers per hour, will roll off the production line in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Tuesday, a major achievement in the country’s development of rail transportation. The train is due to undergo several years of testing before it enters service, and high-speed maglev tracks will…

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Freight train services to Europe increase

Freight train services connecting China and Europe have been increasing significantly thanks to the expansion of capacity in China and enhanced coordination with countries along the routes. China State Railway Group, the national railway operator, said there were 7,377 China-Europe freight train trips in the first half of this year, up 43 percent year-on-year. Between…

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Urbanization in China shifts toward people

An aerial view of Xiongan railway station in the Xiongan New Area, Hebei province. [Photo provided to China Daily] Regulator calls for sharper focus on integrated rural and urban planning China’s urbanization rate has risen from less than 20 percent at the beginning of the reform and opening-up policies in the 1980s to reach 63.89…

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10 years on, Beijing-Shanghai line on fast track to high-speed glory

A technician checks a high-speed train in Shanghai. [Photo by Zhang Hengwei/China News Service] The COVID-19 epidemic hurt China’s high-speed railway sector last year, but the Beijing-Shanghai section, which will turn 10 on Wednesday, remained profitable, spurring the introduction of a new model of Fuxing bullet train on the prime stretch, offering better services and safety,…

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Hong Kong’s longest railway line to open fully on June 27

Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, officiates at a ceremony celebrating the opening of Tuen Ma Line on June 26, 2021. [Photo/CCTV] HONG KONG — Tuen Ma Line, the longest railway line in Hong Kong, will fully open on Sunday, running through eastern and western New Territories and Kowloon. Carrie…

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China estimates 124m passenger trips during holiday

A tour group arrive at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, April 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – Total passenger trips made during China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday are expected to reach 124 million, according to official data. The average daily passenger trips will likely exceed 41.23 million during the period, up by…

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Trains off assembly line heading for Egypt

The first of 22 electric multiple units, or EMUs, designed for urban rail transit in Egypt rolled off the assembly line last week in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] The first of 22 electric multiple units, or EMUs, designed for Egypt’s urban rail transit system by China’s rolling-stock maker CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co,…

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China’s Jinan sees 1,000 freight train trips to Europe, Central Asia

A freight train loaded with materials and parts for railway construction left Jinan, capital of East China’s Shandong province for Serbia, Sept 24, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] JINAN – Jinan, capital of East China’s Shandong province, saw the 1,000th freight train depart for Europe and Central Asia on Wednesday amid further expansions of the cargo train service,…

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