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Handling more passengers and cargo and opening new railways are among goals set by China's national railway operator for this year that were unveiled on Monday.
A total of 3.11 billion railway trips are expected to be made across China this year, a year-on-year increase of 43.7 percent. Last year, the network handled 2.16 billion passenger trips.
However, in 2019, before the COVID-19 epidemic, 3.57 billion passenger trips were made.
Some 3.7 billion metric tons of cargo are expected to be handled by the railway network this year, a year-on-year rise of 3.4 percent.
This year, 3,700 kilometers of new railway tracks will be put into operation, compared with 4,933 km last year.
Other goals revealed at the annual conference of China Railway Corp in Beijing included improving service quality, continuing to carry out epidemic control and promoting overseas projects.
The company will improve services by setting up a floating price system, providing more online meal ordering options, and setting up quiet carriages on some bullet trains.
Despite the global spread of COVID-19, a record 12,400 freight trains carrying a total of 1.14 million containers operated between China and Europe last year. The number of trains was up 50 percent year-on-year, while the freight volume was 56 percent higher. The trains helped carry daily supplies and epidemic control goods between China and Europe, facilitating international cooperation in controlling the pandemic.
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