For the next five years Chinese Railways will concentrate on upgrading and electrification of existing routes in a determined effort to boost capacity without incurring disproportionate costs--a process in line with recent political reforms. From then on the long planned programme to build new lines will be reactivated with construction moving at the rate of 2,000 km a year. In the meantime Chinese engineers are investigating how best they can prepare for the future in terms of rolling stock design and production. Introduction of modern signalling and up-to-date maintenance techniques will follow as the equipment and methods most suited to China's unique circumstances are selected.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Weicheng, G
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00334337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM