Railway expert and political adviser, Zhang Geming, has been hailed for his outstanding contributions to promoting the high-quality development of China’s railway system. A chief researcher from the China Academy of Railway Sciences, Zhang has served as a member of the 13th and 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, focusing on areas such as early seismic warning and noise control on high-speed railways.
Zhang’s expertise has been instrumental in the development of China’s railway infrastructure. As the leading technical expert of the academy’s High-speed Railway Earthquake Safety Technology Research and Development Group, he developed the high-speed railway’s earthquake early warning system with independent intellectual property rights. He also played a critical role in the research and development of the earthquake warning system for the Sichuan-Tibet Railway construction, offering technical support for improving the railway’s safety.
The 1,838-km Sichuan-Tibet Railway project is a major strategic construction project that has been divided into three parts. Zhang submitted several proposals focusing on the construction and technological innovation of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, which have been highly valued by leaders from relevant departments, including the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Science and Technology and China State Railway Group.
In addition to his work on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway project, Zhang has also offered suggestions for other transport issues. He participated in an on-site survey about promoting the high-quality development of multimodal transport and put forward a suggestion for the sustainable development of China-Europe freight train services.
Zhang’s impressive record of achievements has made him a respected figure in the field of railway engineering. Speaking about his work, Zhang expressed a sense of responsibility to do his job as a political adviser and a railway researcher, adding that he is proud of and confident to see his proposals being processed. As a CPPCC National Committee member, Zhang promises to continue coordinating top scientists and experts from relevant fields to work on major technical problems and support the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway.}