China put 581km (361 miles) of new railway lines into service in the first four months of the year, Xinhua reported.

The country saw 157.46 billion yuan (over $23.21 billion) in fixed asset railway investment in the period, up 0.6% year-on-year, according to China State Railway Group.

The country’s high-speed railway extended to 38,000km at the end of last year, which was 8,000km longer than the target set by Beijing in 2017.