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26 / 08 / 2020

High-speed rail freight network

China planning high-speed rail freight network to help e-commerce sector.

China’s state-owned railway operator is planning to accelerate the development of a high-speed freight network in the hope of bolstering the e-commerce network.

China has ambitions to become a world leader in rail transport and earlier this month the Ministry of Transport indicated that it would redouble its efforts to develop a network of maglev trains, which can reach speeds of up to 600km an hour (370mph).

But the cost of freight transport is currently expected to be a barrier to economic development.