China News Service, August 24, "The'four vertical and four horizontal' high-speed rail network has been fully completed, and the'eight vertical and eight horizontal' high-speed rail network is being encrypted and formed. The high-speed rail has covered 92% of the country's cities with a population of more than 500,000." National Railways Director Liu Zhenfang pointed out this on the 24th.

Data map: The Qinghai-Tibet Railway train entering Tibet passes through the Yangbajing section of the Nala Expressway.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Jiang Feibo

  On the 24th, the State Council Information Office held a press conference on the provision of traffic protection for the comprehensive construction of a moderately prosperous society.

  Liu Zhenfang mentioned that the scale and quality of my country's road network is rapidly improving.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, 53,000 kilometers of railways have been put into operation, of which 31,000 kilometers of high-speed railways have been put into operation, the national railway double-tracking rate is 59.5%, and the electrification rate is 72.8%, ranking first in the world.

The "four vertical and four horizontal" high-speed rail network has been fully completed, and the "eight vertical and eight horizontal" high-speed rail network is being encrypted and formed. The high-speed rail has covered 92% of the country's cities with a population of more than 500,000.

  Liu Zhenfang pointed out that my country's transportation service level has improved significantly.

The various indicators of railway transportation safety and quality rank among the top in the world, and the main railway transportation economic indicators such as passenger turnover, freight dispatching volume, and freight turnover are ranking first in the world.

In 2019, the number of railway passengers sent was 3.66 billion people, and the passenger turnover volume was 147.66 billion person-kilometers.

In 2020, the railway freight volume will be 4.55 billion tons, and the freight turnover will be 305.145 billion ton-kilometers.

The safety of railway transportation continues to be stable, especially the safety of high-speed railway operations is the world leader.

  In addition, technological innovation has achieved fruitful results.

The overall technical level of China's railway has entered the world's advanced ranks, and the high-speed, plateau, alpine, and heavy-haul railway technology has reached the world's leading level.

The system has mastered the complete set of technologies for high-speed rail construction under different climatic environments and different geological conditions, and formed a series of Fuxing products that cover different speed grades and can adapt to various operating environments, providing solid scientific and technological support for realizing my country's railway modernization.

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