China has 36,000km of high-speed railways by July

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China's railway network had a total length of 141,400 km by the end of July, among which 36,000 km were high-speed railways, the national railway operator said Saturday.
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China's railway network had a total length of 141,400 km by the end of July, among which 36,000 km were high-speed railways, the national railway operator said Saturday.

The country invested 67.1 billion yuan (US$9.67 billion) in rail fixed asset in July, up 3.6 percent year on year, according to a statement on the website of the China Railway Corporation.

Investment on big and medium-sized rail projects hit 49.9 billion yuan last month, representing a year-on-year growth of 11.3 percent.

During the first seven months, 1,310 km of new railway lines had been put into service, including 733 km of high-speed railway, the statement said.

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