As of the end of 2020, China’s railway operating mileage reached 145,000 kilometers, ranking second in the world, among which high-speed rail mileage reached 38,000 kilometers, ranking first in the world. This mileage is equivalent to about 7 times that of Spain, the world’s second longest.
The opening of new high-speed rail lines in 2021 is expected. After the increase in the mileage of new railway lines in 2020 slows down, it is expected that the mileage of new railway lines in 2021, especially the high-speed rail mileage, may continue to grow slowly, and the decline is expected to be 40%~50 %. “The opening mileage of the new high-speed rail line in 2021 may be around 1,200 kilometers.”