The Taiyuan–Zhongwei–Yinchuan railway (Chinese: 太中银铁路) is a railway line in northern China, connecting Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, with Zhongwei and Yinchuan in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It is a double-track electric railway, opened in 2011.
Routing [ edit ]
The main line of the railway runs in the general east-west direction from Taiyuan to Zhongwei via Lüliang and Dingbian, serving a number of communities in western Shanxi, northern Shaanxi and Ningxia, many of which previously did not have rail service at all. The Dingbian-Yinchuan branch runs from Dingbian northwest, to Ningxia's capital city Yinchuan.
In some areas (a section of the main line east of Dingbian, and the Dingbian-Yinchuan branch), the railway route roughly parallels the Great Wall of China.
Service [ edit ]
Together with the Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway, the Taiyuan–Zhongwei–Yinchuan railway provides a more direct route between Beijing and Ningxia than those that were available before. Together with the Zhongwei-Wuwei line in Ningxia and Gansu, it offers a shorter route between Beijing and Xinjiang than the more standard route via Zhengzhou and Lanzhou.
History [ edit ]
Rail junctions [ edit ]
- Taiyuan: Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan railway, Taiyuan–Jiaozuo railway, Shitai passenger railway
- Liulin:Shanxi–Henan–Shandong railway
- Suide:Shenmu–Yan'an railway
- Zhongwei:Baotou–Lanzhou railway
- Yichuan:Baotou–Lanzhou railway
References [ edit ]
- 从北京西开往乌鲁木齐T69次列车时刻表 - schedule of Train T69, Beijing–Urumqi, using the Taiyuan–Zhongwei–Yinchuan railway (in Chinese)
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