The National Development and Reform Commission said on July 20 that China will expand its railway network to 150,000 kilometers by 2020.
That will include 30,000 kilometers of high-speed railways. The plan will mean a 24 percent increase in the length of China’s railway network from 2015 and a 58 percent expansion in high-speed rail.
China aims to invest 800 billion yuan in fixed assets in 2016 as part of the effort to expand the country’s railway network. The NDRC says the high-speed rail system will reach 38,000 kilometers by 2025.