- Nov 04, 2020
- Business Update
JD Adds Over 30 High Speed Rail Express Delivery Routes
by Yuchuan Wang
This Singles Day, JD Express, the express delivery business of JD Logistics, has added over 30 high speed rail routes through its partnership with China Railway Express. JD has over 400 high speed rail routes providing stable express delivery services through the partnership.
China is home to the longest and most extensively used high speed railway network in the world with a design speed of 200–350 km/h (120–220 mph).
JD’s high speed rail express routes cover the transportation among cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou and Chengdu. Leveraging the reserved carriage on the high speed rail EMU (Electric Multiple Units) trains which can carry over four tons of goods, the transportation capability of JD Express among the cities covered by high speed rail can be improved by nearly 10 times.
In September, JD launched a smart express station in Beijing Railway Station with China Railway Express. It handles delivery of JD customer orders and helps people to ship products in China.
“With the development of high speed rail, its advantages in logistics has been emphasized by the industry,” said Jun Fan, head of JD Express. “The collaboration with China Railway Express will help us leverage the strength of the railway network to provide better and faster delivery services to consumers.”