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China to put more railway trains into operation

Updated: May 13,2016 9:06 AM     Xinhua

The first Chinese middle-to-low speed magnetically levitated (maglev) rail line began operating on May 6 in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China will run more trains from May 15, the largest expansion of railway transport capacity for ten years, the China Railway Corporation said on May 12.

Passenger trains will grow by nearly 300 pairs to 3,400 pairs, 2,100 pairs of which are high-speed.

Cargo train connecting China with Europe and other parts of Asia will climb to 62.

China put 9,531 kilometers of lines into operation in 2015, when the target was only 8,000 kilometers, spending 824 billion yuan (about $127 billion).