East China’s Jinhua sees 2,500 China-Europe freight train trips

A China-Europe freight train carrying medical supplies bound for Madrid of Spain departs from the city of Yiwu, which is administered by Jinhua, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] HANGZHOU — Jinhua city in East China’s Zhejiang province has handled 2,500 China-Europe freight train trips since the service started in August 2017, local…

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CRRC nets contract for Chilean rail routes

The sketch design of electric multiple units for Chilean State Railways by CRRC Sifang, a unit of China Railway Rolling Stock. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] CRRC Sifang, a unit of China Railway Rolling Stock — the country’s largest rolling stock manufacturer by production volume — was officially awarded the contract to build multiple electric units…

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Finnish logistics company thrives on BRI

Olli Pohjanvirta, CEO of Nurminen Logistics, poses for a photo during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Aug. 15, 2023. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua) Thanks to the initiative, not only has the railway infrastructure along the route been greatly improved, but a road of solidarity and cooperation has also emerged, Pohjanvirta said. HELSINKI, Aug. 15…

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Subways a safe and fast way to commute in cities

A passenger does not wear a mask while taking a subway train of Line 5 in Beijing on April 16, 2023. [Photo by Du Lianyi/chinadaily.com.cn] Editor’s note: Subways or metros are one of the best ways to solve traffic congestion. The growing population and increasing number of motor vehicles have made building subways in cities…

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China’s railway investment grows 7 pct in first seven months

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2023 shows the construction site of a medium-and-low speed maglev line in Qingyuan City, south China’s Guangdong Province.  (Xinhua/Liu Dawei) BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — China’s fixed asset investment in railways hit 371.3 billion yuan (about 51.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of 2023, representing a 7…

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Freight train boosts ASEAN trade

The first freight train connecting North China’s Hebei province to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, arrives in a station in Hanoi on Aug 2, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua] A freight train carrying 46 containers traveled from North China’s Hebei province to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, last week, the latest route linking China and an Association of Southeast Asian Nations economy.…

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Flexible tickets introduced on Shenzhen-HK trains

Passengers at Futian Railway Station in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] A flexible cross-border travel program, jointly launched by China Railway Guangzhou Group and its counterpart in Hong Kong, will soon take effect, aiming to further boost connectivity between the special administrative region and the Chinese mainland. Under the program, which will begin…

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