BEIJING – China’s railway network had a total length of 141,400 km by the end of July, among which 36,000 km were high-speed railways, the national railway operator said Saturday.
A high-speed train leaves Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Friday. A new map of China’s railway system was adopted for the second quarter of this year to meet the traffic needs of passengers and cargo. [Photo by Yang Bo/China News Service]
The country invested 67.1 billion yuan (about 9.67 billion U.S. dollars) in rail fixed asset in July, up 3.6 percent year on year, according to a statement on the website of the China Railway Corporation.
Investment on big and medium-sized rail projects hit 49.9 billion yuan last month, representing a year-on-year growth of 11.3 percent.
During the first seven months, 1,310 km of new railway lines had been put into service, including 733 km of high-speed railway, the statement said.