A G423 bullet train leaves Shijiazhuang Station in Hebei Province for Nanning East Station in Guagnxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (File photo/China News Service)
(ECNS) -- China's railway network grew to 131,000 kilometers by the end of 2018 including 29,000 kilometers of high-speed rail track, China Railway Corporation said on Wednesday.
Data showed both passenger and cargo transportation increased dramatically in the past year.
A total of 3.37 billion passenger trips were made on the nation’s railways, a 9.4 percent increase of 290 million, according to the national rail operator.
Cargo transported by rail totaled 4.022 billion tons, a 9.1 percent annual growth, or an increase of 334 million tons.