China sees steady railway cargo growth in Jan-Sept

A railway container center in the Sichuan-Pilot Free Trade Zone in Chengdu. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – China’s railway network registered steady growth in cargo transport in the first three quarters of the year, data from the China State Railway Group Co Ltd showed. The country’s State-operated railways handled over 3.15 billion tons of cargo in the…

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Automatic high-speed railway to open soon

Staff members of China Railway Seventh Group Co Ltd check a bullet train at a maintenance station in Changping District of Beijing, Oct 7, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway is expected to go into operation by the end of the year, enabling people to take the automatic trains to go skiing, a senior railway…

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Green-colored Fuxing train debuts in NE China

A green-colored high-speed train C1553 known as the “green giant” debuted at Changchun Railway Station in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province, on Oct 22. Rail officials said it was the train’s first time operating in Northeast China and it traveled from Changchun to the province’s Songyuan city. The train, with a top speed…

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Audi SUVs imported to Changchun on China-Europe train

A total of 82 luxury Audi Q8 cars – the flagship of the German automaker’s prestigious SUV range – arrived at Changchun Xinglong railway terminus in Changchun, capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province on Oct 17, after a 19-day trip on the China-Europe (Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe) train from the German city of Bremen. Officials said it marked…

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China-supported expo expected to give push to industry in Ethiopia

A local resident greets Chinese and African workers on the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railway during a trial run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept 28, 2016. [Photo/IC] The second edition of the China-Ethiopia Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition, which is expected to help boost Africa’s industrial growth, will open in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.   The four-day event…

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Bogota picks China for new subway system

Colombian President Ivan Duque gives a speech at the ceremony announcing the awarding of Bogota’s subway project on Thursday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] A consortium of Chinese enterprises won a bid from Bogota, Colombia to build the city’s first subway line, China’s CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co Ltd announced on Saturday. As a part of…

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From high speed rail to e-commerce, Sino-Indonesian cooperation flourishes

The first “new international land-sea trade corridor” rail-ocean intermodal train bound for Indonesia in Southwest China’s Chongqing, April 26, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] JAKARTA – On Jan 8, 2019 just after the New Year holiday, dozens of students from the Nurul Falah Leles primary school at a remote village of Indonesia’s West Java province gathered at the…

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New railway expected to open doors for Africa

Kenya has extended its landmark railway project by 120 kilometers, a move that is expected to significantly help the country’s and Africa’s economic takeoff. The new line, linking Nairobi, the capital, with the resort town of Naivasha, was built using Chinese technology and standards, as was the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway. Located in northwest Kenya,…

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China’s transportation sector maintains steady growth in September

Passengers get on a train in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Sept 30, 2019. [Photo/VCG] BEIJING – China’s transportation industry has expanded steadily in September as an index measuring the vitality of the sector remained at a high level, according to the China Academy of Transportation Sciences. The China Transportation Services Index (CTSI) stood…

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