China has already earned large prestige around the world for its advanced railroad technology. The country succeeded to master the art of different types of railroads, including plateau, heavy-haul, alpine, and fast speed platforms. Its techniques have also improved other countries around the globe, contributing to international operations. This is why China decided to upgrade its infrastructure even better in the near future. Thus, by 2020, we will be looking at 30,000 km of bullet train network that will improve 80% of the big cities in China.
China plans to develop a comprehensive public system that will save its urban areas from time-consuming traffic jams. This Thursday, a white paper concerning these Chinese plans shed some light on the future of this Asian country. The Development of China’s Transport document stated that high-speed railways cover only 20,000 km at the moment. However, in a matter of three years, this modern infrastructure will extend over another 10,000 km.
At the moment, the Shanghai-Kunming line is the most impressive work of the country. It covers 2,252 km in length and connects no less than five provinces to one another. These regions are Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Yunnan, and Guizhou. The passengers of this line are saving from 35 to 11 hours of precious time thanks to this high-speed public transport facility.
Along the expansion of bullet train network, China also has other plans of restorations. There will be around 30,000 km of expressways that will be upgraded to the latest technologies. Moreover, administrative villages will receive tarmac and cement roads as well as shuttle bus services. By 2020, the government intends to introduce mail services to all its villages.
The future bullet train network expansion will cross through several crowded urban areas. These will be Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei perimeters. There will be further efforts to interconnect other cities with more than 3 million Chinese citizens. Among the future high-speed facilitates, there will be 3,000 km of new rail networks that will supplement the present urban rail system.
The same official white paper revealed the fact that China is extremely interested in turning itself into a green country. As a consequence, further efforts will try to create integrated transport hubs, introduce as many public vehicles that work on green energy as possible, and promote safe conditions for people who use their public transport lines.
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