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China to Expand Bullet Train Network by 2020

  • marmar (131 posts)
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    China to Expand Bullet Train Network by 2020

    (The Indian Express)   China will expand its bullet train network to 30,000 kms covering 80 per cent of its big cities as part of the country’s efforts to establish a comprehensive transport system by 2020, according to a new official white paper issued Thursday.

    The white paper, titled Development of China’s Transport, said China will increase the length of high-speed railways in service to 30,000 kms from the present 20,000 kms by 2020 linking more than 80 per cent of its big cities.

    China had launched world’s longest high speed train service. The Shanghai-Kunming line — 2,252 km in length –traverses five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan and cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 35 to 11 hours.

    Also yesterday, another high-speed rail line linking Kunming and Nanning, capital of southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was launched.

    China also plans to renovate 30,000 kms of expressways and provide tarmac and cement roads and shuttle bus services for administrative villages with the necessary conditions, while all villages will have access to mail service, the paper said. ……….(more)

    http://indianexpress.com/article/world/china-to-expand-bullet-train-network-by-2020/

     

     

     

     

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  • nxylas (256 posts)
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    1. And this is a country that was still using steam trains 20 years ago

    Meanwhile, Republican congresscritters insist on seeing high-speed rail as a socialist plot to make America more like Yoorp.

    "Slavery followed, even voluntary slavery; the weak eagerly submitted to the strong, on condition that the latter aided them to subdue the still weaker. Then there were saints who came to these people, weeping, and talked to them of their pride, of their loss of harmony and due proportion, of their loss of shame. They were laughed at or pelted with stones." - Dostoevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
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