Rail links put Sino-EU ties on fast track

Hiatus in air and sea transport offers sector chance to boost market share While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruptions to the world economy, it has led to the strengthening of rail links between China and Europe. And, say industry experts, the growing rail freight between East and West will help the economic recovery…

Undersea rail tunnel plan complete

The map of the to-be-built Ningbo-Zhoushan railway with an undersea tunnel shows the route between Ningbo and Zhoushan. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] The technical proposal for the Ningbo-Zhoushan Railway, China’s first high-speed railway line with an undersea segment, has been completed, the Ningbo Evening News reported on Saturday. After two years’ preparation, the core technical…

West ahead of peers in momentum

An employee performs maintenance work on a railway line in Chongqing. It is expected to be put into full operation by the end of this year. [Photo/Xinhua] As efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 are paying off, the overwhelming majority of western China achieved positive economic growth in the first half, the latest economic…

Full steam ahead for China-Laos railway trainees

A student of the first group of Laotian trainees for the China-Laos railway takes notes in Chinese and pinyin while learning traffic signs.[Photo/Xinhua] The first group of trainees for the China-Laos railway have been undergoing intensive Chinese language and professional railway theory training since mid-July in the Laotian capital Vientiane. Somphone Inleuangsy from the hilly…

China-EU fast-track rail freight cooperation

A train loaded with medical equipment, including surgical face masks and protective gowns, departs Yiwu, Zhejiang province, for Madrid, Spain, last month to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. LYU BIN/FOR CHINA DAILY Having departed from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, a cargo train loaded with COVID-19 protective equipment and materials arrived in…

URUMQI – The laying of railway tracks for a new line linking Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with Qinghai province and beyond was completed Tuesday, paving the way for accelerating development in the country’s western region. The 1,213.7-km Golmud-Korla Railway, linking the city of Golmud in Qinghai and the city of Korla in Xinjiang,…