The China National Railway (CR) says it has invested 710.9 billion yuan ($104.7 billion) in building new lines and other assets in 2022 and opened 4,100 km of new lines, of which 2,082 km were high-speed railways. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to IRJ.

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By the end of 2022, the national rail network has expanded to 155,000 km, including 42,000 km of high-speed lines.

CR says it has started construction on 26 rail projects in 2022 and 29 projects have been completed. These include the Heruo Railway, the Xiangwan section of the Zhenyu HSR, the Huhang section of the Hefei-Hangzhou HSR, the last 219 km Zhongwei-Lanzhou section of the Yinchuan-Lanzhou High-Speed Line, and Beijing Fengtai Station.

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In 2023, CR expects to bring more than 3,000 km of new lines into service, including another 2,500 km of high-speed rail.

The 277km Fuzhou-Xiamen-Zhangzhou HSR, which is China’s first sea-crossing high-speed railway, passed the static acceptance test on February 4th. A 14.7 km long overwater bridge was built between Putian and Quanzhou. The new line will open at the end of this year.

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