GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Jan 4 (FAM) – According to a work conference of China Railway (CR) held on Jan. 3, China’s high-speed railway mileage reached 22,000 kilometers by the end of 2016, with total railway mileage of 124,000 kilometers.

General manager Lu Dongfu of CR noted that the company has significantly expanded its network in central and western China to 95,000 kilometers, or 76.6 percent of the total. In addition, 12 railroads for poverty relief are currently under construction, with an investment of 23.4 billion RMB ($33.6 billion).