Tianjin to Expand Rail Network by 2020

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May 26 – Tianjin’s plan to grow its railways system to 470 kilometers of track by 2020 has been approved.

Tianjin is a port city located around 120 kilometers from Beijing. Currently, it has one subway line and one light rail line totaling 70 kilometers while two more subway lines and an extension of the light rail system are being constructed that should add another 58 kilometers to the rail.

Under the approved plan, Tianjin is set to have 11 metro lines by 2015 and eventually 14 lines by 2020.