CHINA: Boring on the Qifengshan tunnel was completed on May 16. China Railway No 5 Engineering Group was responsible for boring the 5·2 km tunnel in Fangcheng county in Henan province, which forms part of the 818 km Zhengzhou – Wanzhou high speed line.

The 118bn yuan project to build the northeast-southwest passenger dedicated line started in December 2016. Opening is scheduled for 2021.