High Speed Train- Kumming-Shanghai| Credit: Xinhua

Responsible Travel Across China By Rail

Air pollution has been a long term issue for China, and the recent development of an extensive rail network has raised hope on reducing the country’s carbon footprint. The improved train system means that responsible travel van become a reality.

What can we do as a tour operator to aid this environmental improvement, while taking you all on an incredible journey to see and experience the beautiful and multi-cultural China?

The answer is to promote green and responsible travel in China by rail.

China’s Rail network has expanded dramatically over the past decade with the development of an extensive high-speed rail network and the rail network system across the country is still being developed. China is a pioneer with its innovative high-speed train technology. China has built the top two fastest trains in the world, one in Shanghai between the airport and the city centre and another one running between Wuhan and Guangzhou. The rail network has been able to reach new cities and towns, travelling within China has never been more convenient (faster) and more eco-friendly.

How does travelling by rail reduce your carbon emission in China?

According to a CNN news report in 2011,  in a world where 95% of motorised mobility is currently fuelled by oil, high-speed rail offers a proven means of reducing dependence on this increasingly problematic energy source.

High-speed trains have proven their success in drawing passengers out of cars and planes, as well as meeting new travel demands with a much lower carbon footprint than driving or flying could have done.

Travelling across China by high-speed train is way more eco-friendly than commuting by plane, don’t you think?

Be a responsible tourist starting from now!


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