Xinjiang railway freight up 10.6% in Q3

A China-Europe freight train bound for Almaty, Kazakhstan sets out from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on May 25, 2019. [Photo/xjdaily.com] URUMQI – Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region saw its railway freight volume top 45.8 million tons in the third quarter of 2020, up 10.6 percent year-on-year, railway authorities said Saturday. The volume of…

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Shanxi initiates freight train service to Afghanistan

A freight train departs from Shanxi province for Afghanistan on Oct 12. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] North China’s Shanxi province launched its first freight train service to Afghanistan on Oct 12, adding a new route to the province’s freight train network to Europe and Central Asia. The train is loaded with clothing and steel pipes weighing 1,200…

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Railway plan adds services in 4th quarter

A train attendant checks the temperatures for a passenger on the first high-speed train from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, to Xi’an, Shaanxi province, on Sunday. It is the second high-speed train route out of Xinjiang and the first one beyond Lanzhou since the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-speed Railway was put into operation in 2014. [ZHANG WANDE/FOR…

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High-speed railway service revives ancient tea road

A tea farmer picks tea leaves at an ecological tea garden at Chaoyang village of Xingcun town, Wuyishan, East China’s Fujian province on April 14. [Photo/Xinhua] FUZHOU-Sitting cozily in his house, tea grower Wu Erlong scooped up some tea on a spoon, took a small sip and sniffed the aroma. “These are freshly made tea…

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Railway trips top 126 mln in China during holiday

BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — Some 126.87 million passenger trips were made in China during the 11-day National Day travel rush, official data showed Friday. From Sept. 28 to Oct. 8, the average number of daily railway passenger trips was 11.53 million, about 84 percent of the level recorded during the same period last year,…

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1st railway station built on China-Laos railway

VIENTIANE, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — With the last casting of concrete on the top of the main building of the future Nateuy station, the China Railway Construction Engineering Group (CRCEG) finished building the first station along the China-Laos railway on Wednesday. The Nateuy station, a key passenger and freight distribution center in northern Laos, includes…

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Beijing approves feasibility report of new metro line through CBD

BEIJING — Beijing has approved the feasibility report of a subway line that travels through the city’s bustling central business district in the eastern region, according to the municipal economic planner. Subway line 28, or the CBD line, will have a total length of 8.9 km with nine stations, from Dongdaqiao to Guangqudonglu, according to…

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Climate change ‘poses risk to rail safety’

▲Emergency services inspect the site, following the derailment of the ScotRail train which cost the lives of three people, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain August 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]   British railways operator Network Rail has admitted that severe weather caused by climate change is becoming an increasing challenge when maintaining the country’s transport infrastructure, after…

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More China-Europe freight trains keep trade rolling

The Shenyang railway logistics center bustles with activity as containers are loaded onto X8059-a transcontinental freight train shortly departing for Moscow, Russia. Since early July, the frequency of China-Europe freight trains heading out from Shenyang has increased from one train every two days to one train every day, local officials said. It is key work…

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Cross-sea bridge starts load tests

Rail builders work on tracks of the Fuzhou-Pingtan railway at Fuzhou South Railway Station in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on Wednesday. HU PENG/FOR CHINA DAILY China’s first cross-sea bridge accommodating both vehicles and railway traffic-the longest of its type in the country-has started its static load tests and is expected to open to traffic by the…

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