China builds record 968.77 km of urban rails in 2019

BEIJING – Cities on the Chinese mainland built a record 968.77 km of urban rails in 2019, according to a report from the China Association of Metros. At the end of last year, 40 cities had urban rail transit systems in operation, with a total length of 6,730.27 km. Subways continued to be dominant among…

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At least 20 high-speed railways expected to open in 2020

The first high-speed rail in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, linking its capital city, Yinchuan to Wuzhong and Zhongwei city, was put into operation on Dec 29. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] At least 20 high-speed railways are expected to start operation in 2020, according to Economic View’s calculation. The Yinchuan-Xi’an high-speed railway is expected to open…

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Inner Mongolia’s first subway line opens

A train arrives at Bayan station of the No 1 metro line in Hohhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Dec 29, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] HOHHOT – North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region opened its first-ever subway line in Hohhot, its capital city, on Sunday. The 21.72-km-long metro line of 20 stations offer service to the…

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Emergency equipment focus of draft

Volunteers learn to use an automated external defibrillator during a training session in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Dozens of these AEDs were installed at popular locations in the city. [Photo/Xinhua] Proposal for first-aid kits in public areas among regulations up for consideration Public places should be equipped with necessary first-aid equipment or facilities, according to a…

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Railway moves in to encash travel rush during Spring Festival

A train attendant offers a poster of the Chinese character “Fu”, which means good luck, to passengers aboard the G1709 bullet train from North China’s Tianjin to Southwest China’s Chongqing, Feb 3, 2019, ahead of the Spring Festival. [Photo/Xinhua] THE REVERSE TRAVEL TREND during Spring Festival is a win-win scenario both for the society and…

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France braces for miserable holiday travel

People wait for tramways as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its twelfth consecutive day in Paris, France, on Dec 16, 2019. [Photo/Agencies] Journeys home for Christmas face snarls as unions appear unlikely to call off strikes Millions of people in France face the likelihood…

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Beijing-Shenyang high-speed rail line set to open in 2020

Beijing-Shenyang high speed railway is expected to open at the end of 2020, shortening the travel time to 2.5 hours, according to rail officials. Construction work on the route’s final tunnel — the Lihuading tunnel in the Miyun district of Beijing — was completed on Dec 12. According to officials from the China Railway Beijing…

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Beijing railway police seize fake tickets worth over 430,000 yuan

BEIJING – Beijing railway police have busted a den that produced and sold counterfeit tickets, seizing fake railway tickets and flight itineraries worth over 430,000 yuan ($61,430), according to a statement from the police on Monday. The bust uncovered more than 1,500 forged train tickets worth 218,424 yuan and more than 2,000 forged flight itineraries…

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High-speed railway further cuts time between Guiyang, Chengdu

People dressed in Miao ethnic costumes cheer as a high-speed train runs through Xingwen county in Yibin, Sichuan province, on Monday. HE HAIYANG/FOR CHINA DAILY Ji Fang is a regular traveler from Guiyang, Guizhou province, to Chengdu, Sichuan province. The middle-aged Sichuan native works in Guiyang from Monday to Friday. Calling it a day on Friday,…

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High-speed railway linking Hohhot with Beijing set to open

The G2405 Fuxing bullet train flashes by on Dec 11, during a test run on the high-speed railway linking Hohhot with Beijing, Dec 11. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily] The G2405 Fuxing bullet train, departing from Beijingbei Railway Station, arrived on Dec 11 in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region — marking the completion…

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