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China's rail transportation to undergo rapid development
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16:53, October 14, 2008

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Beijing is striving to open one subway line in each of the next 5 years, and the total subway mileage is expected to reach 300 km by 2010, revealed vice director of Beijing Municipal Committee of Communications, Zhou Zhengyu.

So far, Beijing has 169 km of subway line; the construction of line 15 and Fangshan line will hopefully start this year.

In Shanghai, 10 new transit lines will be built before 2012, adding the total length of 389 km. Before the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, Shanghai's rail transit mileage will reach 400 km, and a rail transportation network of "four vertical lines and three horizontal lines" will be formed.

According to the development plan, 15 Chinese cities will build 62 rail lines in next 10 years, making the speed of China's rail transportation development leading the world.

By People's Daily Online

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