The browns seem to be Dalian-Harbin, Beijing-Shanghai, Guangzhou-Futian, but also Lanzhou-Xining.* Brown: completed, yet to open
* Red: under construction
* Orange: proposed
* Green: in study
Current as of 2011-05-20
How much of these 8000 km shall be high speed?New railway links major Silk Road towns in Xinjiang
09:03, June 29, 2011
The 2,073-km train trip between Hotan and Urumqi takes about 34-37 hours, according to railway officials.
The Hotan-Kashgar section of the railway, with a cost of about 5 billion yuan (772.5 million U.S. dollars), runs 488 km through the southern part of Xinjiang, an important section of the ancient Silk Road, they said.
Construction of the railway began in December 2008 and took two years. Cargo transport began at the end of last year.
The Hotan-Kashgar railway is expected to transport 15 million tonnes of cargo annually and carry 10 passenger trains a day, a railway document said.
Railway authorities said the new railway will bolster Xinjiang' s mining industry, tourism and agriculture.
The Ministry of Railways estimates Xinjiang's rail network will be extended to 12,000 km by 2020, with more than 8,000 km of new railways to be built in the coming decade, an investment of 310 billion yuan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14262276China: Express train 'derails' in Zhejiang province
An express train has derailed in eastern China, the country's official news agency Xinhua says.
Two of the train's coaches fell off a bridge after derailing in Zhejiang province, local fire fighting sources were quoted as saying. It is not known if there any casualties.
The train was travelling from Hangzhou to Wenzhou when it went off the rails at about 2030 (1230 GMT).
China is spending billions on constructing a high-speed rail network.
Xinhua said the train derailed at Shuangyu town in Wenzhou, and rescue workers were on their way to the scene.