- Longhai Railway
The Longhai railway is China's east-west railway artery. It starts from
Lianyungangof JiangsuProvince and ends at Lanzhouof Gansu province, running through Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, and Gansuprovinces, covering a total length of 1,759 km.
The construction of the section from
Kaifengto Luoyangstarted in 1904, and was completed in 1910.
Since then, the line extension eastward to
Xuzhouwas completed in 1916, to Haizhouin 1925, and to Lianyungangin 1934. The westbound extension project to Lingbaowas completed in 1927, to Xi'an in 1935, to Baojiin 1936, and Tianshuiin 1945.
Tianshuito Lanzhousection broke ground in April 1950 and was completed in July 1953. At this time, the complete line of the Longhai Railway opened to the public.
From 1956 to 1970, the section between
Zhengzhouto Baojiwas upgraded to the dual-track line.During the same time, the line near Sanmenxiawas re-routed due to the Sanmenxia Reservoir Project. Zhengzhouto Shangqiusection was converted to dual-track in 1980.
List of major cities passing through
Jiangsu Province(): Lianyungang(), Xuzhou()
Anhui Province(): Huaibei()
Henan Province(): Shangqiu(), Kaifeng(), Zhengzhou(), Luoyang(), Sanmenxia()
Shaanxi Province()： Weinan(), Xi'an(), Xianyang(), Baoji()
Gansu Province()： Tianshui(), Dingxi(), Lanzhou()
Other railways intersecting with Longhai railway
Jinpu Railway津浦铁路 (section of Jinghu Railway京沪铁路): at Xuzhou(徐州)
Jingjiu Railway京九铁路: at Shangqiu(商丘)
Jingguang Railway京广铁路: at Zhengzhou(郑州)
Jiaozhi Railway焦枝铁路: at Luoyang(洛阳)
NanTongpu Railway南同蒲铁路: at Tongguan(潼关)
Xikang Railway西康铁路: at Xi'an(西安)
Baocheng Railway宝成铁路: at Baoji(宝鸡)
The Railway line is the principal line between China's east and west, and one of the busiest railway in China. It has dual tracks throughout the whole line, and the lines between
Xuzhouand Lanzhouhas been electrified.
Rail transport in the People's Republic of China
List of railways in China
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