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World Speed Survey 2023: China retains the lead in post-pandemic recovery

2023-03-23T07:00:00+00:00By Jeremy Hartill

After the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the world’s high speed railway services have returned to a more normal operating pattern, although many of the best timings have been eased slightly, finds Jeremy Hartill.

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World rail speed records

2021-01-18T06:59:00+00:00

Table of one-off speed records where trains recorded speeds of 160 km/h or more

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Urban rail infrastructure opened in 2024

2023-02-10T09:03:00+00:00

New lines and extensions to metro, light rail and commuter rail networks. Map, operator and news links.

Largest metro networks

2022-08-06T16:35:00+01:00By Andy Hellawell

Table of key data from the world’s biggest metros

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China: Metro openings hit record high

2021-02-26T06:10:00+00:00By

Almost 700 km of metro and tram lines were opened in 15 Chinese cities during the closing weeks of 2020

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Urban rail infrastructure opened in 2022

2022-12-31T06:20:00+00:00

New lines and extensions to metro, light rail and commuter rail networks. Map, operator and news links.