Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
China pledges to provide safe, convenient rail transport during Olympics
+ -
20:05, June 16, 2008

 Related News
 China's railway traffic hits new high on grave-sweeping day
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
China's rail systems must place priority on providing safe and sound transport during the coming Olympic Games, boosting passenger flow this summer, the Ministry of Railways said Monday.

Railway transport must be "absolutely safe" during the Games, the ministry said in a statement on its website, urging officials to learn from a deadly train accident earlier this year in east China.

A high-speed train from Beijing to the coastal city of Qingdao derailed and crashed into another train in Shandong Province on April 29, killing 71 passengers and injuring 416 others.

The country's railways would carry 283.4 million passengers from July 1 to Aug. 31, 25.3 million more than the same period last year, said the ministry.

It said passenger flow to six Olympic host cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao and Qingdao, especially on the Beijing-Tianjin and Beijing-Shanghai routes, would sharply rise during the games.

Plenty of tickets would be reserved in advance and special windows would be opened at involved railway stations for travelers heading for the Olympic venues, it said.

High-speed lines will have more stops with their timetables adjusted for the needs of Olympic trips.

Meanwhile, the ministry ordered efforts to prevent flood-triggered geological disasters from endangering the railways, saying the recent heavy rains in south China and more frequent landslides in quake zones were all "extremely serious threats" to rail safety.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China slams UK for inviting Dalai to parliament hearing on human rights
Cheer up, China! Cheer up, Wenchuan!
Dalai clique is chief criminal of violent crimes
Diplomat: Tibet issue not about human rights

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved