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China's transport system expands in 2018

2019-04-13 23:08

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BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China has made steady progress in improving the transport system in 2018, according to a new report from the Ministry of Transport. The following are some key figures from the report: --

At the end of 2018, railways in operation rose 3.1 percent to 131,000 km, with more than 29,000 km being high-speed lines. 

In total, 3.38 billion passenger trips were made on railways, up 9.4 percent. 

The total length of highways stood at 4.85 million km, up 73,100 km year on year.

Among the total, 142,600 km were freeways. 

China had 235 civil airports at the end of 2018, up from 229 a year ago. 

Length of navigable inland waterways rose 108 km year on year to 127,100 km.  

At ports, there were 2,444 berths for 10,000-tonnage ships or above, up 78 year on year.

Fixed asset investment in the transport sector rose 0.7 percent to 3.22 trillion yuan (479 billion U.S. dollars) last year.
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