China expects to have 30,000 km of high-speed railway in 2019


China plans to build 3,200 km of new high-speed railway lines in 2019, bringing the total length of the network to over 30,000 km, according to the Chinese State Council Information Office and China Railway (CR). Over the course of the year, CR aims to complete a total of 6,800 km in new railway lines, representing nearly 50% more lines built than in 2018.

The country’s railway has been expanding rapidly, with a network totalling 29,000 km at the end of 2018. This represents around two thirds of the world’s high speed rail lines. 

For 2019, CR expects 3.37bn tonnes of goods to be transported via rail.

Source: China State Council Information Office and China Railway